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Legislation administered by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER), and other written laws on which DWER officers assist:

Carbon Rights Act 2003

Contaminated Sites Act 2003

Environmental Protection Act 1986

Environmental Protection (Landfill) Levy Act 1998

Litter Act 1979

National Environment Protection Council (Western Australia) Act 1996

Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007

Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy Act 2007

Regulations administered by DWER may refer to Australian Standards which can be accessed at no cost by contacting us (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Historical and current copies of Australian Standards are available from the State Library of WA in printed form and online within the library (see: State Library of WA – guide to standards).

For guidance about access to information held by DWER please refer to the Freedom of Information webpage.

Western Australian legislation can be downloaded from the State Law Publisher's website.