Forms and fees for environmental authorities

Use our forms and fees finder for information on applying for a new environmental authority (EA) or managing your existing EAs.

You will need to submit application forms and pay application fees if you want to conduct activities requiring an environmental authority (EA) in Queensland.

You can use the EA forms and fees finder to work out what forms to use and fees to pay.

Forms and fees below are for EAs where the administering authority is the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) or Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). You can use these forms to apply for, comply with and make changes to your EA.

If a local government is your administering authority, you need to contact them about forms and fees.

Find out about developing a good environmental performance history - ESR/2016/2234 (PDF, 21KB) before applying for an EA with EHP. If you are an EA holder with a good environmental performance history and the risk to the environment from your activity is low, you will be rewarded with less frequent inspections by EHP.

Applying for an EA

Form Fee ($)
Register as a suitable operator
  • Complete an application online through Connect at www.ehp.qld.gov.au/connect
  • or
  • Request the Application to be a registered suitable operator - ESR/2015/1771 by emailing palm@ehp.qld.gov.au or phoning 1300 130 372 (and selecting option 4), then submitting to EHP using the postal details supplied in the form.
Nil
EA application forms for resource activities other than mining

For a standard application:

  • complete an application online through Connect at www.ehp.qld.gov.au/connect
  • or
  • request the form Standard EA application for a new EA for a resource activity - ESR/2015/1755 by emailing palm@ehp.qld.gov.au or phoning 1300 130 372 (and selecting option 4), then submitting to EHP using the postal details supplied in the form.
630.00

For a variation application:

  • complete an application online through Connect at www.ehp.qld.gov.au/connect
  • or
  • request the form Variation application for a new EA for a resource activity – ESR/2015/1756 by emailing palm@ehp.qld.gov.au or phoning 1300 130 372 (and selecting option 4), then submitting to EHP using the postal details supplied in the form.
630.00 plus 30% of annual fee

For a site-specific application:

  • complete an application online through Connect at www.ehp.qld.gov.au/connect
  • or
  • request the form Site-specific application for a new EA for a resource activity – ESR/2015/1757 by emailing palm@ehp.qld.gov.au or phoning 1300 130 372 (and selecting option 4), then submitting to EHP using the postal details supplied in the form.
630.00 plus 30% of annual fee
EA application forms for mining activities

For a standard application:

630.00

For a variation application:

630.00 plus 30% of annual fee

For a site-specific application:

630.00 plus 30% of annual fee
EA application forms for prescribed ERAs

For a standard application, where EHP is the administering authority:

630.00

For a variation application, where EHP is the administering authority:

630.00 plus 30% of annual fee

For a site-specific application, where EHP is the administering authority:

630.00 plus 30% of annual fee
Public notification
Notice - 'Application Notice' - ESR/2016/2378 (DOCX, 86KB) Nil
Submission form - ESR/2016/1617 (DOCX, 124KB) Nil
Statutory declaration form - ESR/2015/1622 (DOCX, 177KB) Nil
Review decision request
Application for review of original decision - ESR/2015/1573 (DOCX, 107KB) Nil
Converting existing DA conditions into an EA
Application to convert existing conditions of a development approval into an environmental authority - ESR/2015/1720 (DOCX, 126KB) Nil

Changing or complying with your EA

Form Fee ($)
Change the anniversary day
Application to change the anniversary day - ESR/2015/1732 (DOCX, 107KB)

Use our fee calculator - ESR/2015/1731 (DOCM, 130KB) to work out the pro-rata annual fee.
327.60 plus pro-rata annual fee

Amend your EA

Amendment fee

For an amendment application for an EA, where EHP is the administering authority:

316.60
Assessment fee
Where an assessment level decision determines that the application is for a major amendment, an assessment fee is also payable.
30% of the annual fee for the authority at the time the application is made. The assessment fee is payable once notification of the assessment level decision is issued. The assessment fee must be paid before the assessment of the amendment application can proceed.
Supplementary annual fee
If the annual fee increases because of the amendment, a supplementary annual fee is payable within 20 business days of the amendment being approved.
The supplementary annual fee is a pro-rata of the difference in the annual fee for the period from the day the amendment is approved to the next anniversary day of the authority.
Use our fee calculator - ESR/2015/1731 (DOCM, 130KB) to work out the supplementary annual fee.
Rehabilitation report (amendment application) - ESR/2015/1616 (DOCX, 168KB) Nil
Amalgamate EAs
Amalgamated project or local government authority - Application to amalgamate two or more EAs - ESR/2015/1735 (DOCX, 115KB) 327.60
Amalgamated corporate authority - Application to amalgamate two or more EAs - ESR/2015/1734 (DOCX, 293KB) 327.60
De-amalgamate EAs
Application to de-amalgamate an EA - ESR/2015/1729 (DOCX, 118KB) Nil
Transfer EA holders
Request for transfer EA holder(s) - ESR/2015/1718 (DOCX, 125KB) 130.90
Surrender or suspend an EA
Application to surrender an EA for resource activities - ESR/2015/1751 (DOCX, 171KB) Nil
Application to surrender an EA for prescribed ERAs - ESR/2015/1719 (DOCX, 110KB) Nil
Rehabilitation report (surrender application) - ESR/2015/1616 (DOCX, 168KB) Nil
Suspension application - ESR/2015/1728 (DOCX, 111KB) Nil
Terminating a suspension (no form)
Use our fee calculator - ESR/2015/1731 (DOCM, 130KB) to work out the pro-rata annual fee.
Pro-rata annual fee
Financial assurance
Application for decision on the amount and form of financial assurance - ESR/2015/1754 (DOCX, 107KB) Nil
Application to amend or discharge financial assurance held for an EA - ESR/2015/1752 (DOCX, 135KB) Nil
Declaration for application for financial discount on financial assurance - ESR/2015/1822 (DOCX, 97KB) Nil
Pro-forma for financial institution's undertaking - ESR/2016/1980 (DOCX, 49KB) Nil
Progressive rehabilitation and certification
Application to request certification of progressive rehabilitation - ESR/2015/1563 (DOCX, 96KB) Nil
Rehabilitation report (progressive rehabilitation application) - ESR/2015/1616 (DOCX, 168KB) Nil
Temporary emissions licence
Application for a temporary emissions licence - ESR/2015/1727 (DOCX, 108KB) 2,523.00
Keeping a work diary*
Approved work diary form - ESR/2015/1696 (DOCX, 104KB) Nil
Cancelling an environmental authority (small scale mining)
Request to cancel an EA - ESR/2015/1564 (DOCX, 119KB) Nil

*You can use this approved work diary form to meet EA conditions if you operate a mobile and temporary ERA, other than regulated waste transport.

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