Tasmania Bilateral Agreement Information

On this page, you will find all current documents relating to bilateral agreements under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) between the Commonwealth and the State of Tasmania relating to environmental assessment and approval.

Approval Bilateral Agreement

About the agreement

The draft approval bilateral agreement provides for accreditation of Tasmanian processes for approval of proposed actions that would otherwise be assessed by the Australian Government for approval under the EPBC Act. Only one decision including conditions on approval is made by Tasmania, accounting for Tasmanian matters and matters of national environmental significance.

The finalised approval bilateral agreement will include a list of Tasmanian processes that have been accredited by the Federal Environment Minister. These processes are known as ‘accredited processes’. No separate Australian Government referral, assessment or approval will be required for proposed actions that fall under an accredited process.

Draft Agreement Deadline for comment

Draft Tasmanian Bilateral Agreement relating to environmental approvals (PDF - 656.34 KB) | (DOCX - 180.66 KB)

CLOSED on 11 September 2014


The statutory public comment period on the Tasmanian draft approval bilateral agreement closed on Thursday, 11 September 2014.

The Department would like to thank all those who provided submissions.

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Explanatory Document

The explanatory document provides more detail on the draft approval bilateral agreement.

Current agreement

There is no agreement currently in place.

Assessment Bilateral Agreement

Current agreement

Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Tasmania relating to environmental assessment
Department of the Environment, 22 October 2014


About the agreement

The bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Tasmania relating to environmental assessment (the bilateral agreement) allows the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment to rely on specified environmental impact assessment processes of Tasmania in assessing actions under the EPBC Act.

Draft assessment bilateral agreement submissions

Submissions by interested parties on the Tasmanian draft assessment bilateral agreement closed on Friday, 15 August 2014.

The Department would like to thank all those who provided submissions.

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