Great Australian Bight Ecosystem research

Cetacean permit application C2013-0005


About the application

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has received an application for a permit under Part 13, section 237 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The application is to investigate the water column and sea floor in the eastern and central Great Australian Bight as part of an ecosystem project. The research could potentially interfere with cetaceans as it will involve the use of sonar. Research will be undertaken by staff from CSIRO.

In accordance with the provisions of section 237(3b) of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal before 11 April 2013.

Comments can be sent by email to or in writing to:

The Director
Migratory Species Section
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601