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To find out more about the Australian Hazardous Waste permit process and the related legislation, please visit the Hazardous Waste section of the Department of the Environment and Energy website or submit a Hazardous Waste enquiry.


The website contains information on:

  • the types of waste that require a hazardous waste permit for their import, export or transit
  • steps in applying for a permit, including the online application process and supporting documentation required as part of an application
  • the assessment process
  • permit types and application fees
  • varying and surrendering a permit
  • reporting permit movements and acquitting a permit
  • Australian Hazardous Waste legislation
  • the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Wastes