EPBC Act Policy Statement - Definition of 'action': Section 523, section 524, and section 524A of the EPBC Act

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2013

BIO269.0613

Overview

This Policy Statement outlines the meaning of the term 'action' under the EPBC Act. The EPBC Act prohibits taking an 'action' that has, will have, or is likely to have a significant impact on the matters protected under Part 3 of the EPBC Act, without approval. Understanding the definition of an 'action' is therefore crucial to understanding whether the EPBC Act applies.