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Common Pollution Incidents & Complaints

​​​​The EPA regulates major industries in Tasmania under permit conditions or Environment Protection Notices, and endeavours to ensure these activities do not cause unacceptable ​pollution​ or nuisance. This includes following up on any complaints or incidents resulting from the industrial activities or incidents that have caused, or could cause, environmental harm.

Further information on the regulation of industries can be found in the Regulation and Assessments sections of the site ​​and details about Air, Noise, Land and Water​ topic areas can be found on those pages.

Information about common incident 'types' that have the potential to cause environmental harm is provided in the links below. 

Where EPA Tasmania is the first point of contact for a complaint or notification, call the Incident Response Hotline on 1800 005 171, or email: incidentresponse@epa.tas.gov.au

However, many environmental issues and complaints are dealt with by Local Councils​ or other government agencies. The information at these links will assist you to direct complaints and notifications to those who can best respond to them.

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.