Comment on listing assessment
Invitation to comment
You are invited to provide your views and supporting reasons in relation to the eligibility of the Koala for inclusion on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) threatened species list and necessary conservation actions for the species. In order for the EPBC Act list of threatened species to be seen as the authoritative list for the country, it is important that it reflect the true state of the Australian biota.
The views of experts, stakeholders and the general public are welcome. Responses can be provided by any interested person.
Anyone may nominate a native species, ecological community or threatening process for listing under the EPBC Act or for a transfer of an item already on the list to a new listing category. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) undertakes the assessment of species to determine eligibility for inclusion in the list of threatened species and provides its recommendation to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment.
How can I get involved?
Read the consultation documents
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) (PDF - 1.18 MB)
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) (DOCX - 730.97 KB)
Send your comments
Responses are to be provided in writing either by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include “Koala-Listing” in Subject field.
or by mail to:
Bushfire Affected Species Assessments Section
Protected Species and Communities Branch
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
PO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Responses are required to be submitted by Friday 30th July 2021
Please note: The Draft Koala Recovery Plan is also currently available for comment and can be accessed at: https://haveyoursay.awe.gov.au/koala-recovery-plan