EPBC Act Portal user guides

EPBC Act Business Portal user guide

The New EPBC Act Business Portal User Guide below will show you how to use the EPBC Act Business Portal, including how to register and login, complete your declarations, and submit your referral application online.

Users can register an account to gain access to enhanced features such as notifications about project activity.

EPBC Act Referral Form Template Preparation Guide

The EPBC Act referral form template Preparation Guide provides extra guidance to assist you to answer the questions in the referral application. The document sets out the questions in the online form, along with additional guidance. The aim is to help you make sure you to provide all of the information you need for a valid referral. It is a long document, but it provides extra guidance for each question in the Referral Application Form. Depending on your answers, you may not need to answer some questions once you are in the Business Portal.

The EPBC Act Referral Application Form – Questions and Offline Form Template Document is also available for you to download and draft your responses before uploading them to the EPBC Act Business Portal.

If you have any feedback on the user guides and supporting materials, please email us at epbc.referrals@environment.gov.au.

EPBC Act Public Portal user guides

The new EPBC Act Public Portal was launched in March 2022 and replaces how the Australian community tracks and makes comments on EPBC Act referrals.

The old way of providing comments via the EPBC Public Notices page and Have Your Say platforms will be decommissioned once the last of these projects have closed. All project information from these older systems will be available on the EPBC Act Public Portal. Users can register to gain access to enhanced features such as notifications regarding project activity.