Call EPA 24 hours a day.1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC)
Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Our reporting system lets you dob in litterers in cars.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
Register and submit a report online (log in to the EPA reporting system).
Submit a litter report on the go with EPA’s new Report Litter mobile site – available in all app stores now.
You can submit a litter report whilst you are on the go by using the Report Litter free mobile app.
Fill in the form and mail or fax to EPA. Our contact details are on the form.
Report other pollution to the 24-hour pollution hotline.
Call the hotline on
1300 372 842 (EPA VIC)
Responsibility for enforcement of the litter provisions of the Environment Protection Act is shared between a range of agencies, including local government, EPA and Victoria Police.
Protecting the environment from litter is a huge task. It builds up on our streets, blocks our drains, finds its way into our creeks, rivers and beaches, and threatens our wildlife. Burning litter, such as lit cigarette butts, poses immense fire hazards and can cause bushfires that destroy homes and lives.
It costs tens of millions to clean up litter every year. You can butt out this unacceptable behaviour by reporting litter from motor vehicles via EPA’s website, on your smartphone, over the phone or by mail.
When EPA receives your litter report, enforcement officers will investigate the incident and take action. If appropriate EPA will issue an infringement notice.
The community has reported more than 20,000 litter offenders to EPA every year. By working together, we can ensure a healthy environment that supports a liveable and prosperous Victoria, now and always.
Seen someone littering?
Here’s a Q&A on how to report litter.
Just been reported for litter?
Here’s a Q&A on what to do if you’ve been reported.
Part of an agency that stops litter?
Litter enforcement toolkit and notice templates (publication 1142) is a useful EPA resource.
Page last updated on 3 Apr 2019