Management of regulated wastes

Under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2019 waste handlers must submit waste tracking information when transporting regulated waste or waste residues. A complete list of trackable regulated wastes can be found in Schedule 11 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2019.

Waste tracking ensures that waste is transported and managed in a way that helps prevent illegal waste management activities, which may cause environmental harm.

You must hold an environmental authority (EA) under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 if you transport any amount of trackable waste commercially or more than 250kg of trackable regulated waste non-commercially. This allows you to conduct the environmentally relevant activity (ERA) 57 for waste transport and submit prescribed forms for each load.

The facility receiving the waste must also hold an EA and the relevant ERA(s) for storage, recycling, treating or disposing of the waste.

The waste generator, waste transporter and waste receiver all have certain obligations that are set out under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2019 and on the prescribed forms.

The following forms and associated guides explain who needs to track waste in Queensland, how to use the waste tracking system to meet your environmental obligations, penalties that apply and management of specific regulated wastes.

Waste tracking



Tyre retailers

Clinical and related waste

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)