Business guide to contaminated land in South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory


Contaminated land liability and compliance with environmental regulations should be a key consideration for owners or occupiers of actual or potentially contaminated land. In particular, the storage, handling and distribution of fuel products exposes businesses operating in the downstream petroleum industry to potential historical and future contamination issues.

Businesses must pro-actively identify potential risks and liabilities that they may be exposed to through the operation of environmentally sensitive operations and implement risk management strategies, regulatory compliance and contractual protections to minimise their exposure to liability.

In this final edition of Moulis Legal’s national contaminated land guide for businesses, we consider the unique regulatory frameworks for contaminated land in South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.


These guides present an overview and commentary of the subject matter. They are not provided in the context of a solicitor-client relationship and no duty of care is assumed or accepted. They do not constitute legal advice.