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About Us

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is Tasmania’s principal environmental regulator. The EPA administers the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 and is an integral part of Tasmania's Resource Management and Planning System.

​​​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, acceptable noise levels and sustainable use of resources.

The EPA comprises a Board and Director. Both the Board and the Director exercise powers at arms length from State Government and have independent statutory powers under the Act.

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

The EPA is supported by staff of EPA Tasmania, a Division of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE). EPA Tasmania staff support the EPA to enable it to make well informed environmental assessment decisions, through an efficient integrated assessment process and to regulate to ensure that major industrial, municipal and community activities employ best practice environmental management.

EPA Tasmania further supports the EPA to promote and facilitate 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.

  • The EPA Board and Director
    Information about the roles and responsibilities of the EPA Board and Director.
  • Our Vision, Goals & Values
    The Vision, Goals and Values of the EPA in Tasmania.
  • Legislative Context - EPA
    Legislative context for the Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
  • Corporate Publications
    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.
  • Resources for Local Government
    EPA Tasmania works with Local Government as co-regulators in reducing environmental harm.
  • 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).
  • Contact Us
    Contact Us

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.