Western Australia

To find contact details, select a region from the map or links below.

1. Western Australian Lands

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority

Licensing Coordinator
Nature Protection Branch
Department of Environment and Conservation
17 Dick Perry Ave
Technology Park
KENSINGTON    WA    6151

Tel:   +61 8 9334 0434
Fax:  +61 8 9334 0327

Notes

The Western Australian Government is responsible for access and benefit sharing agreements and to provide information on such arrangements within its jurisdiction.  The Competent National Authority for Western Australia can provide further advice on arrangements for public lands.

2. Western Australian Waters (coastal waters to 3 nautical miles)

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority

Manager, Biotechnology
Office of Science, Technology and Innovation
Department of Industry and Resources
1 Adelaide Terrace
EAST PERTH WA 6005

Fax: +61 8 9222 3862

Notes

The Western Australian Government is responsible for access and benefit sharing agreements and to provide information on such arrangements within its jurisdiction. The Competent National Authority for Western Australia can provide further information.

3. Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve

Key legislation

Key contacts

Manager
Ashmore 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 2579

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.

4. Cartier Island Marine Reserve

Key legislation

Key contacts

Manager
Cartier Island Marine 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 2579

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. Mermaid Reef Marine National Nature Reserve

Key legislation

Key contacts

Manager
Mermaid Reef Marine 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 1296

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. Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters)

Key legislation

Key contacts

Manager
Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters)
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 2772

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.

7. Commonwealth Waters adjacent to Western Australia (seaward from 3 nautical miles to the edge of the Australian Fisheries Zone)

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority (WA)

Manager, Biotechnology
Office of Science, Technology and Innovation
Department of Industry and Resources
1 Adelaide Terrace
EAST PERTH WA 6005

Tel: +61 8 9222 0462
Fax: +61 8 9222 3862

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

Regulatory requirements differ for different species and it may be necessary to contact both the State and Australian Government National Competent Authority. The Australian Government manages access to micro-organisms.

8. Australian Government Land (other than a reserve) in Western Australia

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.