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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Our reporting system lets you dob in litterers in cars.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
OPLEs are employed by EPA and embedded in their local council(s) to respond to smaller-scale and lower risk pollution and waste reports. These include dumping, litter, noise, dust, odour and illegal chemical and waste stockpiling from small-to-medium business and industry. OPLEs:
OPLEs’ duties include responding to reports, information and education activities to support prevention of pollution, and proactive inspections of premises to support compliance. They help to fill the gap between the localised work done by councils and the higher risk work done by EPA.
The priorities and activities of an OPLE are influenced by the municipality or municipalities’ characteristics and needs, within the parameters of the OPLE pilot.
Page last updated on 27 Nov 2019