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 Threatened Species Scientific Committee is seeking comments on the proposal to list this as a critically endangered ecological community. The public consultation period will be open until 30 June 2015.
19
May
2015
The Minister has approved the inclusion of two ecological communities, Central Hunter Valley eucalypt forest and woodland to the critically endangered category and Posidonia australis seagrass meadows of the Manning-Hawkesbury ecoregion to the endangered category.
07
May
2015
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