Information for Indigenous stakeholders

The EPBC Act recognises the role Indigenous people play in the conservation and sustainable use of Australia’s natural environment and Indigenous heritage.

The objects of the EPBC Act include: 

  • to promote a co-operative approach to the protection and management of the environment involving governments, the community, landholders and Indigenous peoples;
  • to recognise the role of Indigenous peoples in the conservation and ecologically sustainable use of Australia’s biodiversity; and
  • to promote the use of Indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge of biodiversity with the involvement of, and in co-operation with, the owners of the knowledge

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