Threatened species, ecological communities and key threatening processes nomination forms and guidelines
Making a nomination
Nominations are now invited for threatened species, threatened ecological communities or key threatening processes to be considered for listing under national environment law. Nominations may be submitted until 5 pm on Thursday 31 March 2016. For further information regarding the call for nominations, email EPBC.email@example.com. The priorities for assessment will be determined in July 2016, and the assessment period for the prioritised nominations will commence 1 October 2016.
For more information see:
Nomination forms and guidelines
These forms cover the requirements of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee and EPBC Regulations. Please use the following nomination forms and guidelines to prepare your nomination:
For listing or changing the conservation status of a native species under the EPBC Act:
On 3rd November 2014 the Threatened Species Scientific Committee revised its Indicative Thresholds used to judge the subjective terms provided by the EPBC Act criteria for assessment of eligibility for inclusion listing in the categories of vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered in the list of threatened species. The revised Indicative Thresholds more closely align with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) criteria for assessing a species for inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The prescribed criteria for the Committee to assess a species as eligible for listing as threatened under the EPBC Act outlined in Part 7, 7.01 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 (EPBC Regulations) limit the Committee's ability to fully align with IUCN criteria, particularly under Criteria D (4), where the EPBC Regulations do not provide for listing as vulnerable under IUCN criterion D2 (restricted population).
- Guidelines for assessing the conservation status of native species (PDF - 396.37 KB) | (DOCX - 60.89 KB)
- Nomination form to list a threatened species (PDF - 1.11 MB) | (DOCX - 151.49 KB)
For delisting a native species under the EPBC Act:
Threatened ecological communities
For listing or changing the conservation status of an ecological community under the EPBC Act:
- Guidelines for nominating and assessing threatened ecological communities (PDF - 621.63 KB) | (DOCX - 136.38 KB)
- Threatened ecological community nomination form (DOCX - 88.23 KB) | (RTF - 602.51 KB)
The Guidelines and Nomination form are the key documents for preparing nominations, however, it is advised that you also consider the following document before preparing a full nomination:
- Framework for Prioritisation of Ecological Community Nominations (PDF - 269.67 KB) | (DOCX - 30.06 KB)
As an example of an ecological community nomination which provides the type and quality of information required to enable consideration for assessment see below. (Please note that this example uses an older version of the nominations form.)
- Example nomination form for the Native Grassland on Basalt and Alluvium of the Brigalow Belt North Bioregion and the Claude River Downs Ecological Community (PDF - 335.33 KB) | (DOCX - 150.88 KB)
Key threatening processes
For listing a key threatening process under the EPBC Act:
Note: there is a listed KTP for invasive species, 'Novel biota and their impact on biodiversity' which includes all invasive species. If you are considering nominating an invasive species, please contact the Department at the email address below to discuss your nomination prior to filling in the nomination form.
- Guidelines for assessing key threatening processes nominations (PDF - 212.32 KB) | (DOC - 174.5 KB)
- Key threatening process nomination form (PDF - 934.11 KB) | (DOC - 216 KB)
Frequently asked questions
These frequently asked questions provide additional information about key threatening processes.
Submitting your nomination
Completed nominations may be lodged either electronically (preferred) or in hard copy. Where possible, hard copy submissions should be accompanied by an electronic copy on memory stick.
Species Information and Policy Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
For further information, contact the Nomination Officer:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- telephone: 02 6274 2627