New Environment Protection Laws from 1 July 2021

Information and Support Programs for all Victorian Businesses

The biggest change in 50 years to Victoria’s environment protection laws came into effect on Thursday, 1 July 2021. Ai Group partnered with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to provide training, learning, and guidance materials which included critical information about risk management for businesses and the duties under the new environment protection laws for Victorian businesses.

The new environmental laws and regulations will require companies to reduce the risk to human health and environmental harm from their activities. There are significant changes to previous arrangements, and they may have substantial impacts on individual businesses.

As part of the Industry Partnership Program, the EPA is also providing Ai Group members with exclusive access to its online learning materials on the new environment protection laws. These are available until Thursday 11 November 2021.

Ai Group’s comprehensive series of online interactive workshops provided insights into the changing nature of environmental legislation and its impact on your business to support compliance and mitigate the risk of breaches. Information can be found at the following:

  1. EPA video resources:
  2. EPA’s Industry Guidance Unit has developed these posters/ infographics that may be of use to you and your members:

Ai Group, via Environment Connect, meets throughout the year and includes senior EPA and DELWP staff to enable networking, engagement and discussion about contemporary environmental issues.

If you have any further queries, please email:

Delivered by Ai Group on behalf of EPA Industry Partnership Program

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Environment Connect is an avenue for Ai Group members to provide input into policy decisions on environmental issues.
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