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Guide to the new EPA Act

In 2021 the VFF partnered with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and law firm Ashurt to present a series of seminars for members detailing their obligations under the new environmental laws dealing with pollution and waste. The Environment Protection Act 2017 commenced on 1 July 2021, replacing the Environment Protection Act 1970. The VFF has made the information presented at these seminars and other guidance available for all farm businesses on this web page.

Information and guidance for farmers

The EPA has prepared the following general information for farm businesses:

Industry specific information, including VFF’s seminar videos and accompanying factsheets can be accessed by selecting the relevant industry below:

Further Information

For further information and advice about the new EPA laws, VFF members can call the VFF Policy Team on 1300 882 833 or email [email protected].

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