Factsheets

Introduction

These fact sheets are a basic guide to environmental law in Western Australia. They are for anyone interested in using the law to protect the environment.

Choose from one of the subject areas below to find the fact sheet you need.

The fact sheets relate to WA law unless otherwise stated. For information about other State or Territory environmental legislation, visit the national EDO website.

Important: These fact sheets provide a summary of the law and are not intended to be comprehensive or to cover the specifics of any given situation. While every effort has been made to ensure the content is as accurate as possible, the EDO does not accept any responsibility for any loss or disadvantage resulting from reliance or use of this work. Readers are advised to seek professional legal advice in relation to specific legal questions.

The currency date for each factsheet is shown in the heading of each factsheet. It is possible that the law may have changed since this date.

Introduction to environmental law

Planning and development controls

Biodiversity, heritage and public lands

Coastal and marine areas

Water, rivers and wetlands

Atmosphere and air

Pollution and waste management

Land degradation

Mining and energy

Guide to taking action

We are grateful to the following organisations for funding the production of these fact sheets:

            Lottery West