Comments on this proposal closed on 19 December 2022. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water has received an application for a developmental Wildlife Trade Operation under Part 13A, section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The application is for the wild harvest and commercial export of Australian native bushfoods from Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Should the wildlife trade operation application be approved, it is proposed that it will remain in force for up to three (3) years.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal. Please submit your comments by COB Monday 19 December 2022.
Read the proposal
Proposed Wildlife Trade Operation for the Commercial Wild Harvest of Australian Native Bushfoods (PDF 1.08 MB)
Proposed Wildlife Trade Operation for the Commercial Wild Harvest of Australian Native Bushfoods (DOCX 3.29 MB
Send your comments
To assist us in considering comments, we encourage you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare (Green ants)
Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
GPO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 be used only for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.