Species Profile and Threats Database

For information to assist in referral, environmental assessment and compliance issues, refer to the Listing Advice and/or Conservation Advice and Recovery Plan. The Listing and/or Conservation Advice define the national ecological community and may include Key Diagnostic Characteristics, Condition Thresholds, Priority Research and Conservation Actions and additional considerations.
In addition, for recovery planning, mitigation and conservation information, refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Critically Endangered
Date Effective 21 Mar 2003
Listing and Conservation Advices For ecological communities listed from 2013 onwards, there is no separate listing advice. Instead, the advice from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee regarding the listing status of the ecological community and recommendation regarding a recovery plan are contained within the Conservation Advice.
Commonwealth Listing Advice on Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2003x) [Listing Advice].
Commonwealth Conservation Advice for the Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula ecological community (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013fz) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, a recovery plan would contribute to the protection, conservation and management of the listed ecological community and would provide for the research and management actions necessary to stop the decline of, and support the recovery of, the listed ecological community so that the chances of long-term survival in nature are maximised (17/11/2009).
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Other EPBC Act Plans
Policy Statements and other Information Sheets Information Sheet - The Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula (Environment Australia, 2003) [Information Sheet].
Federal Register of Legislative Instruments Inclusion of ecological communities in the list of threatened ecological communities under section 181 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (12/10/2007) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2007j) [Legislative Instrument].
Indicative Distribution Map(s) Map of Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula threatened ecological community (Environment Australia, 2003i) [Indicative Map].
Distribution Map Community Distribution Map

This map has been compiled from datasets with a range of scales and quality. Species or ecological community distributions included in this map are only indicative and not meant for local assessment. Planning or investment decisions at a local scale should seek some form of ground-truthing to confirm the existence of the species or ecological community at locations of interest. Such assessments should refer to the text of the Listing Advice, which is the legal entity protected under the EPBC Act.

For the legal definition of the ecological community please refer to the listing advice and other documents under Legal Status and Documents.

Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula are defined as localised wetlands occurring in high rainfall areas. They are densely vegetated and occur adjacent to waterlogged soils around low-lying creeks and flats. The swamps are typified by their reedy or heathy vegetation growing on peat, silt, peat silt, or black clay soils

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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula in Community and Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed 2014-09-30T22:35:57AEST.