The Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) understands that this time of year can be very busy for farmers however we would value your input on this important issue.

DELWP is conducting a survey on the number and uses of waste tyres on farms and how farmers manage the environmental risks from use of waste tyres.

We strongly encourage you to participate in this survey as your feedback will be used to determine if the requirements for waste tyres on farms under the Environment Protection Regulations 2021 are fit for purpose and balance the needs of farmers and our environment.

If the regulations do need to change, your feedback will help determine how waste tyres may be stored and used on farms and what level of safety controls they will need. Gaining an accurate view of how many tyres farms need and use will help us scale any new risk controls appropriately.

How to participate

Please scroll down to the survey for waste tyres on farms. The survey will take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete.

Next steps

Feedback from the survey will be used by DELWP and EPA to inform us of the need for any changes to current regulation under the Environment Protection Regulations 2021. If changes are needed, survey responses will be used to develop updated risk-weighted regulations.

This is not an enforcement measure and we will not collect personal information or identify people.

DELWP and EPA may use the information to inform strategic decisions.

Privacy collection notice

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to inform DELWP’s review of the regulation of waste tyres on farms and development of future regulation strategies. It will not be attributed to you individually. All information sought will not be used to identify individuals for enforcement purposes.

Non-identifiable information you provide will be made available to the review team in DELWP and EPA and may also be provided to consultants for the preparation of a regulatory impact statement (RIS) and supporting materials. If a RIS is required, it will be published on Engage Victoria and on the Better Regulation Victoria website.