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Open for submission

Open for submission

As environmental practitioners, it is important for our voice to be heard on a range of significant matters. We encourage our members to actively contribute to policy submissions, both in collaboration with others or individually.

Around Australia and New Zealand, there are many opportunities to have your say. Below are just some of them.

For the most up-to-date information and to explore additional consultations consider visiting the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Energy page or the New Zealand Government's Ministry of for the Environment page.

Open for comment


Consultation closes

Blue Mountains National Park draft plan NSW 17 Aug 2020
Draft EPBC Act policy statements open for public comment Various

Plains Mallee Box Woodland of the Murray Darling Depression and Riverina Bioregions - Critically Endangered (NSW, Vic, SA)


26 Aug 2020

Crib Point Inquiry and Advisory Committee VIC 26 Aug 2020
Eastern Mallee Bird Community - VIC 28 Aug 2020
Draft National Recovery Plan for the Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis) VIC 28 Aug 2020

Planning for Gunn Point Peninsula

NT 28 Aug 2020

Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry - interim report

28 Aug 2020

Proposed amendments to the Forestry Regulations

SA 30 Aug 2020
Grampians Region Climate Adaptation Strategy VIC 5 Oct 2020

Draft Guideline: Better Practice Composting

WA 25 Nov 2020

Australia | Federal | See also:


Public notices and invitation to comment


Assessments open for comment

Species and ecological communities

Listing assessments open for comment

Wildlife trade Invitations to comment
National heritage Assessments open for comment
Online surveys Departmental consultation hub
Energy Consultation

Australia | State | See also:

Western Australia Consultations Hub
South Australia yourSAy
Northern Territory NT EPA
Tasmania Have Your Say
Victoria Engage Victoria | Environment
Australian Capital Territory Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

This is not an exhaustive list. If you have any comments or something to add, please contact us at

Updated 10/8/2020