Environment Protection and Biodiversity

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EBPC Act) came into force on 16 July 2000.

It provides legislative protection to Commonwealth listed threatened species, migratory species, cetaceans (such as whales and dolphins) and listed marine species. In addition it provides for the creation and protection of Commonwealth protected areas (such as World Heritage Areas, Ramsar Wetlands and biosphere reserves), and regulates trade in wildlife.

For more information on the EBPC Act and to find a full copy of the Act go to the Environment Australia website.

A series of useful fact sheets relating to the EPBC Act can also be found on the WWF website.


The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
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Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
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