Commonwealth threatened species law

Sometimes a development or activity may require assessment and approval under both Commonwealth and state threatened species law. This Fact Sheet explains how nationally listed threatened species and ecological communities are protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for anyone who wishes to find out whether a species or ecological community is currently protected, and people who want to nominate a species or an ecological community for protection and ensure proper protection is applied to species or ecological communities already listed. It will also be useful for anyone who is planning a development which may impact on a threatened species or may constitute a threatening process and who wants to know how to apply for permission to proceed with the development.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities

Download PDF