About Us

​​​​​​​​​​​The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is Tasmania’s principal environmental regulator headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with four divisions: Office of the CEO; Environmental Regulation; Environmental Assessments and Salmon Environmental Management.​ 

The EPA’s purpose is to regulate developments and activities that may impact on environmental quality and to promote best practice, sustainable environmental management. Its goals are clean air, clean water, clean land, healthy noise environment, sustainable development and remaining informed of contemporary climate science.​

The EPA administers the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994​ and is an integral part of Tasmania's Resource Management and Planning System and under this legislation the EPA Director is a member of the Board. 

Both the Board and the Director exercise powers at arm's length from State Government and have independent statutory powers under the Act.

Read more about the EPA Board​ and the EPA Board members.

Specialist EPA staff support the Board and Director to make well informed environmental assessment decisions, through an efficient integrated assessment process. ​EPA regulators ensure that major industrial, municipal and community activities employ best practice environmental management.

The EPA also promotes and facilitates the adoption of clean and sustainable practices, to provide the community with information about the quality of the environment and to improve ambient environmental quality, including the remediation of historical environmental damage.

  • Who We Are
    The EPA was established as an independent statutory authority under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA) as an integral part of Tasmania's Resource Management and Planning System.
  • What We Stand For
    The Vision, Goals and Values of the EPA in Tasmania.
  • Policy, Legislation & Cooperative Arrangements
    ​Policies and legislation ​underpin Tasmania’s environmental management and pollution control systems.
  • Authority Documents & Routine Disclosure
    These documents are instrumental to the purpose, objectives and tasks of the EPA and are consistent with the longer-term vision of the EPA Board and its future direction.
  • Authority Policies
    EPA policies and procedures deal with the health, safety and accountability of employees, as well as their interactions with clients and the public.
  • Right to Information
    The Right to Information Act 2009 ('RTI Act') gives members of the public the right to obtain information that is held by public authorities and Ministers; is about the operations of Government and is not exempt information under the RTI Act.
  • Release of Environmental Monitoring Information
    Under the Environmental Management and Control Act 1994 the EPA Director has the discretion to publish, provide or make available environmental monitoring information.
  • Awards & Sponsorship
    Information about the EPA's Sponsorship Program, including examples of sponsorships and guidelines to assist in preparing an application for sponsorship from the Tasmanian Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
  • EPA Job Vacancies
    EPA Job Vacancies
  • Contact Us
    Street, postal and email addresses, phone numbers and hotlines.