National Competent Authorities

The senior policy officers that provide information about regulatory and access arrangements to genetic resources in each Australian jurisdiction are designated as National Competent Authorities under the Convention on Biological Diversity. The national details for these are listed below.

Australian Government

Key contact

Ben Phillips

Director
Protected Area Policy and Biodiscovery Section
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra  ACT 2601 Australia

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

Email: grm@environment.gov.au

Australian Capital Territory

Key contact

Ian Baird

Principal Policy Officer, Natural Environment and Resource Management
Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra  ACT 2601 Australia

Tel: +61 2 6207 2336
Fax: +61 2 6207 6084

Email: Ian.Baird@act.gov.au

New South Wales

Key contact

Ian Hunter

Executive Director
Strategic Policy and Communications Group
NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 5341
Sydney  NSW  2001 Australia

Tel: +61 2 9228 3498

Email: Ian.Hunter@dpc.nsw.gov.au

Queensland

Key contact

Sue Coke

Principal Policy Officer
Office of Biotechnology and Therapeutic Medicines and Devices
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
Level 10, 111 George Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

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

Email: sue.coke@deedi.qld.gov.au

South Australia

Key contact

Research Permits Officer
Science Resource Centre
Client Services
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001 Australia

Tel: +61 8 8222 9435
Fax: +61 8 8124 4661

Email: DENRresearchpermits@sa.gov.au

Tasmania

Key contact

Brooke Craven

Manager, Policy Branch, Policy and Projects Group
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO BOX 44
Hobart Tasmania 7001 Australia

Tel: +61 3 6233 6218
Fax: +61 3 6233 0865

Email: brooke.craven@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Victoria

Key contact

Director
Biodiversity Policy and Programs
Department of Sustainability and Environment
PO Box 500
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Phone: 136 186;  +61 3 5332 5000
Fax: 03 5332 5050

Email: customer.service@dse.vic.gov.au

Western Australia

Key contact

Howard Shawcross

Project Officer, Life Sciences Team
Science, Innovation and Business Division
Department of Commerce
Government of Western Australia
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth WA  6004 Australia

Tel: +61 8 9263 8022
Fax: +61 8 9263 8100

Email: howard.shawcross@commerce.wa.gov.au