E-waste (electronic waste) is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia. It covers a range of items we all use and discard from our daily working and home lives, including televisions, computers, mobile phones, kitchen appliances and white goods.

These items contain both hazardous and valuable materials that can be recovered when they reach the end of their working life.

Acknowledging the risks and opportunities associated with e-waste, the Victorian Government has committed to banning e-waste from landfill in Victoria. The e-waste ban will be designed to achieve a range of positive outcomes for the Victorian environment, community and industry.

Consultation on Engage Victoria

Public consultation on the policy impact assessment and the associated draft waste management policies is now closed.

A copy of the Managing e-waste in Victoria policy impact assessment, including the draft waste management policies and other key information, can still be accessed via the Engage Victoria website.

What's next?

January - March 2018

Review and respond to submissions received on preferred e-waste approach.


Implementation of preferred e-waste policy approach.

Further information

For more information, please contact the Waste and Resource Recovery team via email wastepolicy@delwp.vic.gov.au.