Migratory species in Australia

Many animals migrate to Australia and its external territories, or pass through or over Australian waters during their annual migrations.


Protection of migratory species

 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Green turtle
Photo: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Migratory species listed under international agreements to which Australia is a party are protected under the Australian Government's central piece of environmental legislation, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

International conventions and agreements

Australia is party to international conventions and agreements to protect many migratory species.