Comments on this plan closed 2 October 2018. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
Commercial exports may be permitted for specimens of native wildlife taken in accordance with the provisions of an approved wildlife trade management plan. The Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Kangaroos in Western Australia 2019-2023 has been prepared by the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for consideration as an approved wildlife trade management plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act). It is proposed that the plan will be in force until 2023.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the Act, comments are invited on the proposed management plan. Please submit your written comments by Tuesday 2 October 2018.
Read the plan
Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Kangaroos in Western Australia 2019-2023 (PDF - 1.14 MB)
Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Kangaroos in Western Australia 2019-2023 (DOCX - 937.21 KB)
About the proposed management plan:
The primary goal of the management plan is to ensure that the commercial harvest of kangaroos is ecologically sustainable and to provide an alternative management approach for reducing the damage caused by overabundant kangaroos. This will be achieved through the application of the best available scientific knowledge, best practice management and monitoring of outcomes to ensure the viability and welfare of kangaroo populations is not compromised by any action undertaken in accordance with the management plan.
The management plan relates only to the commercial harvest of red (Macropus rufus) and western grey (Macropus fuliginosus) kangaroos within Western Australia.
Send your comments
To assist the Minister in considering comments, the Department encourages you to provide them under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the kangaroo management regime
- Animal welfare
- Survey and monitoring practices
- Quota setting regime
- Management controls, including licences, permits and compliance
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Email address for comments is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other parties with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, please discuss the matter with the Director of the Wildlife Trade Assessments Section (02) 6274 1917.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.