Comments on this proposal closed on 8 September 2023. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
This proposed Wildlife Trade Management Plan has been prepared by the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) for consideration as an approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act).
Should it be approved, the proposed plan will remain in force for up to 5 years from the day after the date of its declaration.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on the proposed management plan. Please submit your comments by COB Friday 8 September.
Read the plan
Proposed Wildlife Trade Management Plan: Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Kangaroos in Western Australia 2024-2028 (PDF 1. 4 MB)
Proposed Wildlife Trade Management Plan: Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Kangaroos in Western Australia 2024-2028 (DOCX 1 MB)
About the management plan
The proposed plan will ensure the commercial harvest of the Red Kangaroo (Osphranter rufus, previously known as Macropus rufus) and Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) in Western Australia is ecologically sustainable. It will also provide an alternative management approach for reducing damage caused by overabundant kangaroos. This will be achieved through the application of the best available scientific information, best practice management, and monitoring outcomes to ensure the viability and welfare of kangaroo populations is not compromised by any action undertaken in accordance with the plan.
Send your comments
Comments should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
GPO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601
To assist the minister in considering comments, the department encourages you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the harvesting regime
- Quota setting regime
- Licensing regime
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Water, or the minister’s delegate for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. Please advise in your comment if you wish to claim any areas of confidentiality.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to the Minister for the Environment and Water, employees of her office, and employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the minister.