Forms and fees finder: environmental authorities

To ensure the safety of customer credit card data, the Department of Environment and Science (DES) is now unable to accept credit card payments over the phone. Fees payable to DES can be paid by sending a cheque or money order to the department.

If the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) is your administering authority, phone 13 25 23, or email livestockregulator@daf.qld.gov.au to discuss payment options.

The waste-related environmentally relevant activities (ERAs) are changing. These changes could affect your annual fees if you operate ERAs 20, 33, 52, 55 to 62 (whether as a prescribed ERA or as an ancillary ERA as part of a resource activity) and amend your environmental authority to change the threshold for a waste-related ERA or add a lot on plan or tenure (for prescribed ERAs and ancillary ERAs respectively).

Check the new Regulated Waste Classification and Waste-related Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA) Regulations to determine if your environmental authority is affected.

Welcome to the forms and fees finder: environmental authorities (EAs).

This diagnostic tool is divided into 2 sections - an 'application' section and a 'management' section - which will help you understand the official requirements for:

  • applying for new EAs
  • managing existing EAs (i.e. amending, surrendering, suspending or transferring EAs and/or PRCP schedules).

You will be taken through a series of questions based on the legislation. At the end of the process you will receive a customised results screen, which will identify any forms, fees and supporting information you need for your application.

You can then choose whether to print it or have the electronic version sent to you by clicking 'Email', entering your email address, then clicking 'Submit'.

Note: The application section of this tool lets you select multiple environmentally relevant activities (ERAs) to create a 'shopping basket' for your ERA project. To ensure you get the right results - such as the correct annual fee and the right administering authority - only select activities that you will operate as part of your ERA project.

In determining which ERAs to apply for, refer to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and Environmental Protection Regulation 2019 and make any decisions based on the actual wording of the legislation (e.g. ERA definitions are in schedules 2 and 3 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2019 while key terms are defined in schedule 19).