Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s central piece of environmental legislation. It provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places — defined in the EPBC Act as matters of national environmental significance. More about the EPBC Act

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Engage early – guidance for proponents on best practice Indigenous engagement for environmental assessments under the EPBC Act 1999 aims to improve how proponents engage and consult Indigenous people during the environmental assessment process...
05
Feb
2016
The Minister has approved the National Recovery Plan for the Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens Ecological Community.
21
Jan
2016
The Minister has approved the inclusion of the Eucalypt Woodlands of the Western Australian Wheatbelt in the critically endangered category.
04
Dec
2015
The Minister has approved the removal of Notoryctes caurinus, Notoryctes typhlops from the Threatened Species List effective 3 December 2015.
03
Dec
2015
The Minister has approved the addition of Antechinus bellus, Dasyurus viverrinus, Hipposideros inornatus, Petrogale coenensis, Petrogale concinna canescens, Petrogale concinna monastria on to the Threatened Species List effective 3 December 2015.
03
Dec
2015