Permit application form under the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Permit application form
The purpose of this form is to enable the assessment of the need for, and potential environmental impacts of, proposals to dispose of dredge or excavation material at sea. This application form should be used for capital or maintenance works. On the basis of this assessment the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant, a permit for the proposed disposal under Section 19 of the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 (the Sea Dumping Act).
Applications should be made on the permit application form and must be accompanied by the application fee.
Download the application form
- Application form for a permit to dispose of dredge or excavation material at sea (PDF - 129 KB) | (Word - 120 KB)
National Assessment Guidelines for Dredging
The application form is to be read in conjunction with the National Assessment Guidelines for Dredging 2009 (the Guidelines), which describe in detail the procedures which are to be followed in sampling, testing and assessing the suitability of material to be disposed at sea, and evaluating and monitoring disposal sites. Where applicants require a specialist report to fulfil these requirements, the report should be attached to the application form and brief answers to the questions provided, cross-referenced to the relevant sections of the report.
Applications for 10 year permits to dispose of maintenance dredge material at sea will require a Long Term Monitoring and Management Plan.
Officers assessing Long Term Monitoring and Management Plans will use a checklist for guidance.
- Checklist for completing long term monitoring and management plans for dredging (PDF - 70KB) | (Word - 129KB)