Protected Matters Search Tool

Protected Matters Search Tool

This is the new Protected Matter Search Tool, redeveloped as of December 2010. In addition to a more streamlined map interface, the tool offers new map layers such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, NRM regions and Commonwealth Marine Areas. New data in the report includes nationally important wetlands and you are able to search by Local Government Areas, NRM Regions and Postcode.

Use this search tool to generate a report that will help determine whether matters of national environmental significance or other matters protected by the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 are likely to occur in your area of interest. Any information provided through this facility is indicative only, and local knowledge and information should also be sought where possible.

Interactive Map Tool

Interactive map tool

Zoom in and draw area on screen, then generate a report.

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Report by Region

Generate a report on a selected Local Government Area, NRM Region or Postcode

Report by Coordinates

Generate a report based on a point, line or area of interest defined by one or more geographic coordinates (latitude, longitude).

Database downtime
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