Comments on this proposal closed on 19 April 2023. 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 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 continuation of a wildlife trade operation for the harvest and commercial export of native Australian queen ants from 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 Wednesday 19 April 2023.
Read the proposal
Wildlife Trade Operation Proposal – Queen of Ants - Harvest and Commercial Export of native Australian Queen Ants – 2023-2026 (PDF 465 KB)
Wildlife Trade Operation Proposal – Queen of Ants - Harvest and Commercial Export of native Australian Queen Ants – 2023-2026 (DOCX 20 KB)
Send your comments
To assist us in considering comments, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water encourages you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
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
Comments can also 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 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 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 the Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.