EPBC Act Policy Statement
About this policy statement
These survey guidelines are intended to provide a guide for stakeholders on the effort and methods considered appropriate when conducting a presence/absence survey for bats listed as threatened under the EPBC Act. They also provide advice on the expectations of the Department with regard to surveys for threatened species, and provide an overview of the survey techniques discussed.
This policy statement should be read in conjunction with Significant impact guidelines 1.1 - matters of national environmental significance.
There may be other EPBC Act policy statements available which provide further guidance.
These documents were developed by species experts and have undergone consultation with state agencies. If you have any comments on the guidelines please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.