Queensland

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1. Queensland Land

Key legislation

Key contacts

Principal Policy Officer
Office of Biotechnology
Department of State Development
PO Box 15168
CITY EAST   QLD  4002

Tel: +61 7 3227 8617
Fax: +61 7 3225 8754

Manager

Principal Conservation Officer
Ecosystem Conservation Branch
Environmental Protection Agency
PO Box 15155
CITY EAST  QLD  4002

Tel: +61 7 3234 0152
Fax: +61 7 3227 6386

Notes

The Queensland Government enacted the Biodiscovery Act 2004 which sets out a framework regulating biodiscovery, with the purpose of facilitating sustainable access to Queensland's biodiversity and ensuring the fair and equitable sharing of any benefits derived from these activities with the State of Queensland. The purpose of the Act is achieved through a benefit sharing regime based on contractual Benefit Sharing Agreements (administered by the Department of State Development) and a permitting regime (administered by the Environmental Protection Agency) involving a single Biodiscovery Collection Authority.

2. Queensland Waters (coastal waters to 3 nautical miles and other waters under Queensland jurisdiction*)

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority

Principal Policy Officer
Office of Biotechnology
Department of State Development
PO Box 15168
CITY EAST   QLD   4002

Tel: +61 7 3227 8617
Fax: +61 7 3225 8754

Principal Conservation Officer
Ecosystem Conservation Branch
Environmental Protection Agency
PO Box 15155
CITY EAST   QLD  4002

Tel: +61 7 3234 0021
Fax: +61 7 3227 6386

Notes

The Queensland Government enacted the Biodiscovery Act 2004 which sets out a framework regulating biodiscovery, with the purpose of facilitating sustainable access to Queensland's biodiversity and ensuring the fair and equitable sharing of any benefits derived from these activities with the State of Queensland. The purpose of the Act is achieved through a benefit sharing regime based on contractual Benefit Sharing Agreements (administered by the Department of State Development) and a permitting regime (administered by the Environmental Protection Agency) involving a single Biodiscovery Collection Authority.

The Competent National Authority for Queensland can provide further advice on biodiscovery arrangements for State land and waters.

* see also entry for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

3. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Key legislation

Key contacts

The Director
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
PO Box 1379
Townsville QLD 4810

Tel: + 61 7 4750 0700
Fax: + 61 7 4772 6093

Competent National Authority (Australian Government)

Director
Protected Area Policy and Biodiversity Section
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT   2601

Tel: +61 2 6274 2528
Fax: +61 2 6274 2309

Notes

Research activities within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park generally require a permit. 

A separate benefit sharing agreement may also be required – for further information contact the Competent National Authority for the Australian Government.
Tel: +61 2 6274 2528

4. Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve

Key legislation

Key contacts

Manager
Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve
Marine Protected Areas Management North
Marine and Biodiversity Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA   ACT   2601

Tel: +61 2 6274 2751

Notes

Commonwealth regulations support sustainable access and equitable distribution of benefits derived from genetic and biochemical resources.  A benefit-sharing agreement with the access provider is required for commercially oriented research; simplified arrangements apply for non-commercial research.

5. Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve

Key legislation

Key contacts

Manager
Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve
Marine Protected Areas Management North
Marine and Biodiversity Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6274 2751

Notes

Commonwealth regulations support sustainable access and equitable distribution of benefits derived from genetic and biochemical resources.  A benefit-sharing agreement with the access provider is required for commercially oriented research; simplified arrangements apply for non-commercial research.

6. Commonwealth waters adjacent to Queensland (seaward from 3 nautical miles to the edge of the Australian Fisheries Zone)

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority (Australian Government)

Director
Protected Area Policy and Biodiversity Section
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6274 2528
Fax: +61 2 6274 2309

Notes

Commonwealth regulations support sustainable access and equitable distribution of benefits derived from genetic and biochemical resources.  A benefit-sharing agreement with the access provider is required for commercially oriented research; simplified arrangements apply for non-commercial research.

Australian Government Land (other than a reserve) in Queensland

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority (Australian Government)

Director
Protected Area Policy and Biodiversity Section
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6274 2528
Fax: +61 2 6274 2309

Notes

Commonwealth regulations support sustainable access and equitable distribution of benefits derived from genetic and biochemical resources.  A benefit-sharing agreement with the access provider is required for commercially oriented research; simplified arrangements apply for non-commercial research. The Competent National Authority can provide further information.