Comments on this proposal closed on 12 August 2022. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
A proposed management plan for the commercial harvest of macropods (kangaroos) in Queensland has been prepared by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science for consideration as an approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It is proposed that the plan be in force until 31 December 2027.
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 12 August 2022, including your full name and address in your submission.
Read the draft plan
Queensland Wildlife Trade Management Plan for Export - Commercially Harvested Macropods 2023-2027 (PDF - 1.13 MB)
Queensland Wildlife Trade Management Plan for Export - Commercially Harvested Macropods 2023-2027 (DOCX - 1.13 MB)
About the management plan
The primary goal of the draft management plan is to provide for the sustainable use of macropod species covered by the plan, in accordance with the principles of ecologically sustainable development as defined in the EPBC Act.
In order to achieve this goal, the draft management plan has eight specific aims each addressing a particular aspect of the macropod management program. The aims of the draft management plan are:
- Ensure the commercial use of macropods in Queensland is ecologically sustainable
- Ensure humane treatment of sustainably harvested macropods in Queensland
- Promote First Nations culture as it relates to the sustainable use of macropods in Queensland
- Manage and administer commercial operations through licensing
- Monitor macropod industry compliance
- Undertake program reporting and review
- Facilitate adaptive management and research
- Promote community awareness and participation.
This draft management plan relates to the commercial harvest of red kangaroos (Osphranter rufus, previously known as Macropus rufus), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) and common wallaroos (O. robustus, previously known as Macropus robustus) within Queensland.
Send your comments
Comments can be emailed to: email@example.com.
Comments can also be 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 comments provided under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the Harvesting Regime
- Quota Setting Regime
- Licensing Regime
Confidentiality and Privacy
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment, 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 be used only for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.