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 Jun 2008
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 Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008acr) [Listing Advice].
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008aco) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, reasons noted in the decision include that the Victorian Volcanic Plain: is a National Biodiversity Hotspot; is one of the most intensively cleared agricultural regions of Australia; and is host to a range of Commonwealth interests including more than 25 nationally threatened flora and fauna species. A broad-scale bioregional plan would make the greatest contribution to the conservation of the large number of threatened species and ecological communities concerned. This plan should be undertaken with the co-operation of the Victorian government, local governments and Catchment Management Authorities, and take existing conservation initiatives into account (29/05/2008).
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Policy Statements and other Information Sheets Nationally Threatened Ecological Communities of the Victorian Volcanic Plain: Natural Temperate Grassland & Grassy Eucalypt Woodland (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2011w) [Information Sheet].
Farming and nationally protected grasslands and woodlands of the Victorian volcanic plain (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2009ab) [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 (29/05/2008) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2008t) [Legislative Instrument].
Indicative Distribution Map(s) Map of Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2008acq) [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.

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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). Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain in Community and Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed 2014-10-01T15:00:29AEST.