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How to apply for approvals and licenses

You can access guides and application forms for environment protection approvals or licences and waste discharge licences below.

Application processing time

Processing time for applications can be significant. This will vary based on the information you give with the application and how complex your proposed activity is.

Licences and approvals take an average of six to eight weeks to assess. It may take up to three months for your application to be processed.

It is recommended you apply for a licence at least 90 business days before the activity starts or the expiry date of an existing approval or licence.

Environment protection approvals and licences

Read the schedule of fees PDF (144.8 KB) that applied to the application for an environment protection approvals and licences.

How to apply

You can apply for your environment protection approval or environment protection licence online.

  1. Read the Guide to environment protection approvals and licences PDF (2.0 MB)
  2. Read the NT EPA online user guide PDF (3.0 MB)
  3. Go to EPA online to apply for an approval or licence.

Apply to review a decision

You can apply to have a licensing decision reviewed.

  1. Read the Guide to environment protection approvals and licences PDF (2.0 MB)
  2. Fill in the application for a review of a decision DOCX (86.1 KB)
  3. Attach your supporting documents with the form.
  4. Submit your completed application.

Apply to remove or withhold confidential information

You can apply to have a confidential information removed or withheld from the public register.

  1. Read the guide to applying to have commercially confident information withheld from the public register PDF (365.0 KB).
  2. Fill in the application to withhold licensing information from the public register DOCX (105.8 KB)
  3. Attach your supporting documents with the form.
  4. Submit your completed application.

Waste discharge licenses

Waste discharge guidelines are currently being updated. A new guideline document will be available as soon as possible.

How to apply

You can apply for your environment protection approval or environment protection licence online.

  1. Read the Waste discharge guidelines PDF (272.6 KB)
  2. Fill in the waste discharge licence form DOCX (98.6 KB)
  3. Attach your supporting documents with the form
  4. Submit your completed application.

Apply to review a decision

You can apply to have a licensing decision reviewed.

  1. Read the Guide to environment protection approvals and licences PDF (2.0 MB)
  2. Fill in the application for a review of a decision DOCX (86.1 KB)
  3. Attach your supporting documents with the form.
  4. Submit your completed application.

Apply to renew, amend, transfer or surrender your license

You can apply to renew, amend, transfer or surrender a waste discharge licence.

  1. Fill in the form that applies to you:
  2. Attach your supporting documents with the form.
  3. Submit your completed application.

Submit your application/s

Submit your completed application/s either by:

  • email to waste@nt.gov.au or
  • post to: Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority, GPO Box 3675, Darwin NT 0801
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