An environmental authority cannot be issued until you are a registered suitable operator. To check if you are already a registered suitable operator, or to obtain your registration number, refer to the online register of suitable operators.
If you are not a registered suitable operator, you may apply before you apply for your environmental authority by sending an application to be registered as a suitable operator to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection via email@example.com or the postal details supplied in the form. Alternatively, you can apply at the same time as making your environmental authority application by completing the suitable operator section of the application form. Council will forward the form to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.