Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Leadbeater’s possum)

Nomination to list as critically endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
December 2013


Invitation to comment

On behalf of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee, the Australian Government Department of the Environment is undertaking public consultation on the assessment of the Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Leadbeater’s possum) for listing under the EPBC Act.

The Committee welcomes the views of experts, stakeholders and the general public on nominations to further inform its nomination assessment process.

You are invited to provide your views and to supply supporting information about:

  1. the eligibility of Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Leadbeater’s possum) for inclusion on the EPBC Act threatened species list as critically endangered, and
  2. the necessary conservation actions for the species.

To assist with the Committee’s assessment, the Committee has identified a series of questions on which it seeks your guidance. These are contained in the consultation guide provided above.

Responses to this consultation will be provided in full to the Minister for the Environment.

The period of consultation closes on 24 January 2014.

Responses are to be provided in writing to:




The Director
Terrestrial Species Conservation Section
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

See also

About the nomination

A public nomination was received in late 2012 (and therefore does not include information that has become available since this time) to list the Leadbeater’s possum as 'Critically Endangered' under the Australian Government's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).