Comments on this proposal closed on 19 December 2022. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
About the applications
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water has received an application for a small-scale 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 small-scale wild commercial harvest of native Queen Ants in Victoria. 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 Monday 19 December 2022.
Read the proposal
Proposed Wildlife Trade Operation for the commercial harvest of Queen Ants in Victoria 2022-2025 (Redacted) (PDF 157 KB)
Proposed Wildlife Trade Operation for the commercial harvest of Queen Ants in Victoria 2022-2025 (Redacted) (DOCX 32 KB)
Send your comments
To assist us in considering comments, the department encourages you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare
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
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. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, please advise in your comments 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 employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.