The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (EPBC Act) protects our nationally significant animals, plants, habitats and places. We have a range of listings to show what these are. You can also nominate a native species, ecological community or threatening process for listing.
These are the approved lists under the EPBC Act.
- National Heritage List
- Commonwealth Heritage List
- Overseas places of historic significance to Australia
- Australian places on the World Heritage List.
Species and ecological communities
- Threatened ecological communities
- Threatened fauna
- Threatened flora
- Species and ecological communities removed from the threatened list
- Species and ecological communities: additions to list (including category changes)
- Register of Critical Habitat
- Key threatening processes | Additions to list
- Listings since EPBC commencement
- Marine species (Federal register site)
- Migratory species
- Recovery plans
- Threat abatement plans
- CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
- Native household pet animals
- List of exempt native specimens
- Live imports
Nominating something to the EPBC Act lists
Native species, ecological community or threatening process
Anyone can nominate a native species, ecological community or threatening process for listing under any of the categories specified in the EPBC Act.
Learn more about making a nomination.
National heritage places
Anyone can nominate a place for inclusion in either:
- the National Heritage List - places with outstanding heritage value
- the Commonwealth Heritage List - places with natural, Indigenous and historic heritage.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna And Flora (CITES)
There is no public nomination process for species to be listed as a CITES specimen.
There's no public nomination process for an animal to be listed as a migratory species because these lists are maintained under international agreements, including:
- Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention)
- China-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (CAMBA)
- Japan-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (JAMBA)
- Republic of Korea-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (ROKAMBA)
- Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)
There's no public nomination process for wetlands to be listed under the Ramsar Convention on wetlands.
World heritage places
There's no public nomination process for a place to be added to the World Heritage List.
Get in touch
For information about approved lists under the EPBC Act, contact us by:
- online enquiry form
- phone 1800 803 772 or +61 2 6274 1111 between 9 am and 4 pm AEST/AEDT.