Victoria

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1. Victorian Land

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority

Director
Biodiversity Policy and Programs
Department of Sustainability and Environment
PO Box 500
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002

Tel: +61 3 9637 8075
Fax: +61 3 9637 8063

Notes

The Victorian Government is responsible for access and benefit sharing agreements and to provide information on such arrangements within its jurisdiction. The Competent National Authority for the Victoria can provide further advice on arrangements for public lands.

2. Victorian Coastal waters to 3 nautical miles

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority

Director
Biodiversity Policy and Programs
Department of Sustainability and Environment
PO Box 500
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002

Tel: +61 3 9637 8075
Fax: +61 3 9637 7451

Notes

The Victorian Government is responsible for access and benefit sharing agreements and to provide information on such arrangements within its jurisdiction. The Competent National Authority for Victoria can provide further information.

3. South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network

Key legislation

Key contacts

South-east Region Manager
Marine Protected Areas Management
Marine and Biodiversity Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA   ACT   2601

Tel: +61 2 6274 1111

Notes

Commonwealth regulations support sustainable access and equitable distribution of benefits derived from genetic and biochemical resources.  A benefit-sharing agreement with the access provider is required for commercially oriented research; simplified arrangements apply for non-commercial research.

4. Commonwealth Waters adjacent to Victoria (seaward from 3 nautical miles to the edge of the Australian Fisheries Zone)

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority (Australian Government)

Director
Protected Area Policy and Biodiversity Section
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6274 2528
Fax: +61 2 6274 2309

Notes

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Australian Government Land (other than a reserve) in Victoria

Key legislation

Key contacts

Competent National Authority (Australian Government)

Director
Protected Area Policy and Biodiversity Section
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6274 2309
Fax: +61 2 6274 2735

Notes

Commonwealth regulations support sustainable access and equitable distribution of benefits derived from genetic and biochemical resources.  A benefit-sharing agreement with the access provider is required for commercially oriented research; simplified arrangements apply for non-commercial research. The Competent National Authority can provide further information.