National Environment Protection Council (Tasmania) Act 1995


Tasmania’s National Environment Protection Council Act 1995 (NEPCA) mirrors corresponding legislation made by the Commonwealth and other States and Territories. This legislation collectively provides the basic framework for the development of national environmental standards in Australia.

The object of this Act (section 3) is to ensure that, by means of the establishment and operation of the National Environment Protection Council –

(a) people enjoy the benefit of equivalent protection from air, water or soil pollution and from noise, wherever they live in Australia; and

(b) decisions of the business community are not distorted, and markets are not fragmented, by variations between participating jurisdictions in relation to the adoption or implementation of major environment protection measures.”

Legislation Online

The Act is available online at the Tasmanian Legislation website.


Provisions of NEPCA include: