Applying for an environmental authority
In this guide:
- Applying for an environmental authority
- Environmentally relevant activities
- Types of applications for a new environmental authority
- Activities suitable for standard applications
- Administering authority for environmental authorities
- Lodging your environmental authority application
- Technical information requirements for an environmental authority application
- Responding to information requests for your environmental authority application
- Public notification requirements for environmental authority applications
- Assessment process for environmental authority applications
- Environmental authority conditions
Use our forms and fees finder for information on applying for a new environmental authority (EA) or managing your existing EAs.
In Queensland, you need to apply for an environmental authority (EA) to perform an environmentally relevant activity (ERA).
ERAs are industrial or intensive agricultural activities with the potential to release contaminants into the environment. They include a wide range of activities such as aquaculture, sewage treatment, cattle feedlotting, mining and coal seam gas extraction.
There are 2 categories of ERAs - resource activities and prescribed ERAs.
EAs are administered by a range of Queensland Government and local government agencies. The agency that administers an EA is called the administering authority.
This guide explains how to apply for an EA in Queensland.
- Last reviewed
- June 29, 2016
General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)