EPA is Victoria’s environmental regulator. Our role is to work with community, industry and businesses to protect the health of Victoria’s community and environment. We do this by preventing harm from pollution and waste.
The Environment Protection Act 2017 was introduced to better protect Victoria’s environment from harm. An important part of the Act is the general environmental duty (GED). The GED requires anyone conducting an activity that poses risks to public health and the environment to understand and minimise those risks.
EPA is a science-based regulator, using data and evidence to guide our actions. We work with communities to better understand the things that matter to them and to explain our regulatory decisions.
Like you, we want Victoria’s environment to be a place where our air, water and land are free of harmful pollutants, now and always.