Biodiversity

Species Profile and Threats Database

EPBC Act List of Threatened Ecological Communities

At the commencement of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) the list of threatened species, ecological communities and threatening processes consisted only of those previously listed under the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992.

Under the EPBC Act new categories have been added for listed threatened species and ecological communities. Critically endangered, conservation dependant and extinct in the wild have been added to the previous categories of endangered, vulnerable and extinct for threatened species and critically endangered and vulnerable have been added to the previous category of endangered for ecological communities.

New nominations for species and ecological communities will be assessed under the EPBC Act by the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) according to the criteria for the new categories and listed accordingly. The TSSC will reconsider the status of the initial list of threatened species and communities in line with the new refined EPBC categories as information is updated and made available for assessment.


Community Status Effective View
Corymbia calophylla - Kingia australis woodlands on heavy soils of the Swan Coastal Plain Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Corymbia calophylla - Xanthorrhoea preissii woodlands and shrublands of the Swan Coastal Plain Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Eucalyptus ovata - Callitris oblonga Forest Vulnerable 01-Sep-2004 Details
Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens Endangered 07-Jan-2009 Details
Aquatic Root Mat Community 1 in Caves of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Aquatic Root Mat Community 2 in Caves of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Aquatic Root Mat Community 3 in Caves of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Aquatic Root Mat Community 4 in Caves of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Aquatic Root Mat Community in Caves of the Swan Coastal Plain Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Arnhem Plateau Sandstone Shrubland Complex Endangered 25-Nov-2011 Details
Assemblages of plants and invertebrate animals of tumulus (organic mound) springs of the Swan Coastal Plain Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Blue Gum High Forest of the Sydney Basin Bioregion Critically Endangered 26-Aug-2005 Details
Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla dominant and co-dominant) Endangered 04-Apr-2001 Details
Broad leaf tea-tree (Melaleuca viridiflora) woodlands in high rainfall coastal north Queensland Endangered 19-May-2012 Details
Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Claypans of the Swan Coastal Plain Critically Endangered 27-Mar-2012 Details
Coastal Upland Swamps in the Sydney Basin Bioregion Endangered 17-Jul-2014 Details
Coolibah - Black Box Woodlands of the Darling Riverine Plains and the Brigalow Belt South Bioregions Endangered 01-Mar-2011 Details
Cumberland Plain Shale Woodlands and Shale-Gravel Transition Forest Critically Endangered 09-Dec-2009 Details
Eastern Stirling Range Montane Heath and Thicket Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub of the Sydney Region Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Eyre Peninsula Blue Gum (Eucalyptus petiolaris) Woodland Endangered 13-Aug-2013 Details
Giant Kelp Marine Forests of South East Australia Endangered 29-Aug-2012 Details
Gippsland Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis subsp. mediana) Grassy Woodland and Associated Native Grassland Critically Endangered 07-Jan-2009 Details
Grassy Eucalypt Woodland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain Critically Endangered 25-Jun-2009 Details
Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) Grassy Woodlands and Derived Native Grasslands of South-eastern Australia Endangered 01-Apr-2010 Details
Iron-grass Natural Temperate Grassland of South Australia Critically Endangered 21-Jun-2007 Details
Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) Woodland Critically Endangered 01-May-2014 Details
Littoral Rainforest and Coastal Vine Thickets of Eastern Australia Critically Endangered 10-Oct-2008 Details
Long lowland rivers of south eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales Currently Ineligible 23-Feb-2014 Details
Lowland Grassy Woodland in the South East Corner Bioregion Critically Endangered 16-Feb-2013 Details
Lowland Native Grasslands of Tasmania Critically Endangered 25-Jun-2009 Details
Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia Critically Endangered 25-Nov-2011 Details
Mabi Forest (Complex Notophyll Vine Forest 5b) Critically Endangered 08-Oct-2002 Details
Monsoon vine thickets on the coastal sand dunes of Dampier Peninsula Endangered 27-Feb-2013 Details
Natural Grasslands of the Murray Valley Plains Critically Endangered 08-Sep-2012 Details
Natural Grasslands of the Queensland Central Highlands and the northern Fitzroy Basin Endangered 07-Jan-2009 Details
Natural Temperate Grassland of the Southern Tablelands of NSW and the Australian Capital Territory Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain Critically Endangered 21-Jun-2008 Details
Natural grasslands on basalt and fine-textured alluvial plains of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland Critically Endangered 07-Jan-2009 Details
New England Peppermint (Eucalyptus nova-anglica) Grassy Woodlands Critically Endangered 01-Mar-2011 Details
Peppermint Box (Eucalyptus odorata) Grassy Woodland of South Australia Critically Endangered 21-Jun-2007 Details
Perched Wetlands of the Wheatbelt region with extensive stands of living sheoak and paperbark across the lake floor (Toolibin Lake) Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Proteaceae Dominated Kwongkan Shrublands of the Southeast Coastal Floristic Province of Western Australia Endangered 01-Feb-2014 Details
River Murray and associated wetlands, floodplains and groundwater systems, from the junction with the Darling River to the sea Approval Disallowed 12-Dec-2013 Details
Scott River Ironstone Association Endangered 23-May-2013 Details
Seasonal Herbaceous Wetlands (Freshwater) of the Temperate Lowland Plains Critically Endangered 27-Mar-2012 Details
Sedgelands in Holocene dune swales of the southern Swan Coastal Plain Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Semi-evergreen vine thickets of the Brigalow Belt (North and South) and Nandewar Bioregions Endangered 04-Apr-2001 Details
Shale/Sandstone Transition Forest Endangered 04-Apr-2001 Details
Shrublands and Woodlands of the eastern Swan Coastal Plain Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Shrublands and Woodlands on Muchea Limestone of the Swan Coastal Plain Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Shrublands and Woodlands on Perth to Gingin ironstone (Perth to Gingin ironstone association) of the Swan Coastal Plain Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Shrublands on southern Swan Coastal Plain ironstones Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Silurian Limestone Pomaderris Shrubland of the South East Corner and Australian Alps Bioregions Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh Vulnerable 10-Aug-2013 Details
Swamp Tea-tree (Melaleuca irbyana) Forest of South-east Queensland Critically Endangered 15-Apr-2005 Details
Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula Critically Endangered 21-Mar-2003 Details
Temperate Highland Peat Swamps on Sandstone Endangered 12-May-2005 Details
The community of native species dependent on natural discharge of groundwater from the Great Artesian Basin Endangered 04-Apr-2001 Details
Thrombolite (microbial) community of coastal freshwater lakes of the Swan Coastal Plain (Lake Richmond) Endangered 16-Jul-2000 Details
Thrombolite (microbialite) Community of a Coastal Brackish Lake (Lake Clifton) Critically Endangered 07-Jan-2010 Details
Turpentine-Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion Critically Endangered 26-Aug-2005 Details
Upland Basalt Eucalypt Forests of the Sydney Basin Bioregion Endangered 25-Nov-2011 Details
Upland Wetlands of the New England Tablelands and the Monaro Plateau Endangered 17-Nov-2005 Details
Weeping Myall - Coobah - Scrub Wilga Shrubland of the Hunter Valley Critically Endangered 01-Aug-2005 Details
Weeping Myall Woodlands Endangered 07-Jan-2009 Details
Western Sydney Dry Rainforest and Moist Woodland on Shale Critically Endangered 27-Feb-2013 Details
Wetlands and inner floodplains of the Macquarie Marshes Approval Disallowed 12-Dec-2013 Details
White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely's Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland Critically Endangered 17-May-2006 Details