COVID-19 information for environmental authority holders

We recognise that regulated industries are facing significant challenges in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, all companies and individuals must comply with the directives of the Chief Health Officer.

Regulated industries are reminded that the requirement to be appropriately licensed and comply with obligations regarding general environmental duty under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 continues.

What the department is doing

The department is continuing to deliver its compliance and assessment services in line with the latest health advice and will continue to implement its risk-based regulatory approach.

We are also working with a number of industry stakeholders, other government agencies and community groups in an effort to understand and resolve emerging COVID-19 issues.

The department continues to include any adverse COVID-19 related impacts being experienced by an operator in its compliance and licensing decision making.

Information resources

For the latest information about the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 response visit