Lodging an appeal

There are different types of appeals that can be lodged with the Minister for Environment under the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

For appeals under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 to be accepted, they must:

  • be in writing;
  • clearly identify the matter or decision being appealed;
  • where relevant, be accompanied by the correct appeal fee;
  • be signed by the appellant;
  • be sent to the Minister for Environment via this office;
  • and be lodged within the time limit for that type of appeal.

The appeal will also need to clearly set out the grounds which establish why the decision being appealed against was wrong or should be changed. This should ideally include an indication as to what measures should be put in place to make the proposal environmentally acceptable.

Types of appeals

Select from the links below for details:

  • Environmental impact assessment
    For appeals against decisions of the Environmental Protection Authority in relation to assessment of development proposals and planning schemes
  • Works approvals and licences
    For appeals against decisions of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation in relation to licensing and approval of prescribed premises
  • Clearing permits
    For appeals against decisions of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation in relation to clearing native vegetation
  • Environmental protection notices
    For appeals against environmental protection notices, closure notices, vegetation conservation notices and prevention notices
  • Noise Regulations
    For appeals against approvals and notices under the Noise Regulations
  • Decisions of the Minister for Environment
    For appeals against certain decisions of the Minister for Environment

Appeals under legislation dealing with water entitlements are determined by the State Administrative Tribunal.