Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) regularly receives and assesses applications to issue development licences. Development licence applications are open to public comment for a period of at least 15 business days after they are lodged, starting when an application is advertised. EPA advertises in the Herald Sun, and in some cases in a local newspaper.

EPA makes all information related to an application available on Engage Victoria, unless it is marked as commercial-in-confidence.

You can submit comments in writing to EPA during the public comment period.

New Laws

On 1 July 2021, the new Environment Protection Act 2017 and Environment Protection Regulations 2021 commenced. These laws introduce a new environment protection regulatory model for Victoria.

These new laws include a new permissions scheme. Under this scheme, works approvals are replaced by development licences.

Current development licence applications

Completed works approval applications