Albert's Lyrebird (Menura alberti)

Species Action Statement

This species has been assigned to the Landscape species management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

This species is distributed across relatively large areas and is subject to threatening processes that generally act at the landscape scale (e.g. habitat loss or degradation) rather than at distinct, defineable locations.

Conservation status

Management objectives

This action statement aims to ensure that the species is secure in the wild in NSW and that its NSW geographic range is extended or maintained.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

The map below displays the species’ distribution in NSW, based upon the species’ geographic range, habitat distribution or area of occupancy (to as high a resolution as available data allow, using a range of data sources).

Information about the species’ habitat and ecology is available here.

The map may also display one or more management sites where management of important populations is underway. More information is available in the tables below.


The species occurs in the following IBRA (Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia) regions in NSW:

South Eastern Queensland
NSW North Coast

Proportion of the species' distribution on reserve

25% of the species' distribution occurs on reserve (within NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service estate).

Critical actions for this species

The key threats to the viability of landscape-managed species are loss, fragmentation and degradation of habitat, and widespread pervasive factors such as impacts of climate change and disease. Many of these threats are addressed by NSW planning, native vegetation, and biodiversity legislation, policy and programs including the offsets program (BioBanking, NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects), Biodiversity Certification, management of environmental water and reservation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

Threats to this species are outlined here.

The actions listed in the action toolbox are supplementary to NSW legislation, policy and programs and can be used by stakeholders, where applicable to guide management at a site, regional or state scale.

Action toolbox

Action DescriptionScale
Encourage landholders to enter into agreements, particularly in-perpetuity covenants or stewardship agreements that promote the protection and rehabilitation of wet forest habitat as well as increasing habitat connectivity with formal reserves. Area
Investigate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of implementing targeted control of feral foxes, dogs and cats to protect known populations. Site
Reduce predation and habitat disturbance from feral predators by closing and rehabilitating disused forest tracks or other sources of fragmentation that increase susceptibility by providing predators access to known populations. Site
Undertake strategic restoration works to increase the extent, condition and connectivity of wet forest habitat in areas known to be used by the species. Use established bush regeneration techniques to remove significant invasive weeds (lantana in particular) and re-establish vegetation structure, including functional ground layer of litter and debris, using locally indigenous native species. Site
Conduct targeted surveys to establish accurate estimates of abundance in known population, including the isolated population inhabiting the Blackwall Range. Area

How will this species be managed?

Key management sites for this threatened species are being identified by the Office of Environment and Heritage and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial to the threatened species. Currently, no management sites have been identified for this threatened species.

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help OEH evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.