Environment Licensing Forms (ELF)

ELF is your single access point for all matters relating to Environment Authorisations.

The following options are available to you:

Under the Environment Protection Act 1993, the EPA administers 3 types of authorisations: Licences, Exemptions and Works approvals.

The EPA has statutory timeframes in which to issue an Environmental Authorisation. You may request a certain date for the authorisation to commence, however while the EPA will endeavour to meet your requirement, the issue of the authorisation is dependant on the complexity of the application.

Payment of an application fee is required at time of lodgement of a Licence, Exemption or Works Approval application.

Environmental authorisations contain conditions to minimise harm to people and the environment. These may include requirements to prevent pollution, undertake environmental monitoring and provide particular reports to the EPA.

People are licensed on the basis of demonstrating appropriate knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation protection.

Under the Radiation Protection & Control Act 1982, the EPA administers 3 types of licences: the licensing of individuals to Use or Handle Radioactive Substances (Section 28); to Operate Ionising Radiation Apparatus (Section 31); and Accreditation as a Compliance Tester (Section 33B).

Regulations 53 and 55 require that anyone selling, replacing or disposing of x-ray apparatus or major components must notify the branch in writing within 7 days of the sale or disposal. Regulation 62 requires that the owner of an X-ray apparatus which is relocated must notify the division in writing within 14 days of the change.

An approval is required for most beverages sold in South Australia and is required before beverages are sold or distributed.

An approval is required if you intend to operate as a collection depot for the acceptance of empty beverage containers for refund.

When applying for a new Authorisation, the first page of the application on ELF requires the Application Contact to complete details, including an email address.

Once you have submitted (Create Account) this information to ELF, the screen will display your Application Reference and Temporary Password. This information will also be emailed to the ‘Application Contact’ email address provided. This Application Reference and Temporary Password will enable the application to be part completed, leave the application (eg to obtain documents which are required to be attached as part of your application) and return at a later time to complete the application.

Requires Customer Number and Invoice Number (shown on EPA Invoice). Full amount of the invoice must be paid.

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Upon issuance of your Authorisation, the EPA provides a username and password which will enable you to manage, online various aspects of your Authorisation.

Login to access your existing Authorisation for;
  • Change of contact
  • Change of address
  • Add site or activity
  • Change of vehicle
  • Change of process emissions or waste
  • Alterations to plant and equipment
  • Complete annual return or renewal
  • Lodge earthworks drainage and/or dredging notifications and registers
  • Apply to surrender your Authorisation or
  • Submit waste returns
  • Submit mass balance reports, surveys and stocktakes
  • Apply for a new operational use approvals

Upon issuance of your Authorisation, the EPA provides a username and password which will enable you to manage online, various aspects of your radiation licence.

Login to access your existing Authorisation for;
  • Change of contact
  • Change of address
  • Change of email
  • Change of employer
  • Update of qualifications
  • Update of nature of work
  • Payment of rewewal

If you wish to complete a paper based application form, then follow the Payment and Forms link.