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Applying for an environmental authority

Register as a suitable operator

You can apply to be registered as a suitable operator online through Connect at www.des.qld.gov.au/connect.

Alternatively, you can apply using the form Application to be a registered suitable operator—ESR/2015/1771, which is available by emailing , or phoning 1300 130 372 and selecting option 4.

Environmental authority application forms

Public notification

Review decision request

Converting existing development approval conditions into an environmental authority

Changing or complying with your environmental authority

Change the anniversary day

Use the fee calculator—ESR/2015/1731 (formerly EM1918) (Word, 131K) to calculate the fee payable.

Amend your environmental authority

You can apply to amend an environmental authority online through Connect at www.des.qld.gov.au/connect.

Alternatively, you can apply using the form Application to amend an environmental authority—ESR/2015/1733, which is available by emailing , or phoning 1300 130 372 and selecting option 4.

An amendment application can be an application to convert all the conditions of an EA to standard conditions for the environmentally relevant activity.

If amending an EA results in an annual fee being payable that is higher than the annual fee payable prior to the amendment, then the difference between these fees (the supplementary annual fee) must be paid.

The supplementary annual fee is payable to your administering authority within 20 business days after an amendment application is approved.

Rehabilitation report (amendment application)—ESR/2015/1616 (formerly EM872) (Word, 228K)

Use the fee calculator—ESR/2015/1731 (formerly EM1918) (Word, 131K) to calculate the supplementary annual fee.

Amalgamate environmental authorities

De-amalgamate environmental authorities

Transfer environmental authority holders

Surrender or suspend an environmental authority

The voluntary suspension of an EA can be terminated early by giving notice, with the required fee, to the administering authority. Use the fee calculator—ESR/2015/1731 (formerly EM1918) (Word, 131K) to calculate the fee payable.

Convert transitional environmental authority to standard conditions of approval

Financial assurance

Progressive rehabilitation and certification

Keeping a work diary for a mobile and temporary prescribed ERA (other than regulated waste transport)

Cancelling an environmental authority (small scale mining)

Last updated
4 July 2018