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Acts & Regulations

​​​​​​​​​​​The Acts

    EMPCA is part of the Tasmanian Resource Management and Planning System, and provides the legislative framework for environmental management and pollution control in the State.
  • Litter Act
    The Litter Act 2007 is Tasmania's key litter legislation. The Act introduced new types of littering laws into Tasmania and provides a legal basis for the Litter Hotline.
  • NEPC Act
    An Act that mirrors corresponding legislation in the other Australian jurisdictions to establish the National Environment Protection Council, and provide a framework for the development of national environmental standards in Australia.
  • Plastic Bag Act
    The Plastic Shopping Bags Ban Act 2013 prohibits retailers in Tasmania from supplying lightweight bags to shoppers.
    The Act establishes the framework for dealing with discharges of oil and the like from vessels, and gives effect in Tasmania to the international MARPOL convention on marine pollution.

Other Acts

Other Acts also have an important role in Tasmania's planning and management systems. These include:

Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993​ - Legislation website

State Policies and Projects Act 1993​ - Legislation website

​Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal Act 1993​ - Legislation website

Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999​​ - Australian Government ​Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Furthe​r information is available on the role of the range of organisations in implementing environmental management and pollution control in Tasmania.​

Environmental Policy and Support Services Section
EPA Tasmania, DPIPWE
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

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.