Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s central piece of environmental legislation. It provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places — defined in the EPBC Act as matters of national environmental significance. More about the EPBC Act

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The Minister has approved the inclusion of ecological communities, Cooks River/Castlereagh Ironbark Forest of the Sydney Basin Bioregion to the critically endangered category and Castlereagh Scribbly Gum and Agnes Banks Woodlands of the Sydney...
17
Mar
2015
The Department is seeking public comment on the Draft referral guidelines for the Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobster (Astacopsis gouldi). Comment period closes on 3 March 2015.
02
Feb
2015
The Minister has extended the timeframes for the following ecological communities: Eucalypt woodlands of the Western Australian Wheatbelt; Banksia dominated woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain bioregion; and Natural Temperate Grassland of the South Eastern Highlands and New England Tablelands.
23
Dec
2014
Nominations are now invited for the assessment period starting 1 October 2015, for any threatened species, threatened ecological communities or key threatening processes to be considered for listing under national environment law. Nominations...
25
Nov
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft revised assessment bilateral agreement with Queensland. Comments close Friday 21 November 2014.
24
Oct
2014