Listing assessments under the EPBC Act

About listing assessments

In order to determine if a species or ecological community is eligible for listing as threatened in one of the categories under the EPBC Act, a rigorous scientific assessment of the species or ecological community's threat status is undertaken. These assessments are undertaken by the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) to determine if the item is eligible for listing against a set of criteria as set out in the guidelines for nominating and assessing threatened species and ecological communities.

At the completion of the assessment the Committee provides its advice to the Minister for decision. The Committee provides this advice in the form of a 'conservation advice' which outlines the eligibility for listing and immediate conservation priorities.

More information

For further information contact the Species Listing or Ecological Communities Sections: epbcnominations@environment.gov.au.