The EPA is South Australia’s independent environment protection regulator. We protect, restore and enhance the environment through the risk-based regulation of pollution, waste, noise and radiation.
We work closely with industry, the community and government to protect our unique natural environment while supporting economic growth and improving wellbeing.
We administer the Environment Protection Act 1993, Radiation Protection and Control Act 2021, Plastic Shopping Bags (Waste Avoidance) Act 2008 and Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020, and develop guidelines and codes of practice.
The EPA is governed by a Board with members appointed by the Governor.
Corporate Governance Statement 2022
The Chief Executive is responsible for giving effect to the policies and decisions of the EPA Board in relation to the Environment Protection Act 1993, and for the management of the administrative unit and Radiation Protection Committee which also performs functions under the Radiation Protection and Control Act 2021.
The Board may hold a roundtable summit as a pathway for engagement when required to engage with stakeholders on emerging and strategic issues facing South Australia.
2021: Summit report – Climate change: risks, liabilities and remedies