Painted Burrowing Frog (Neobatrachus pictus)



Species Action Statement

This species has been assigned to the Partnership (range-restricted) management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

Less than 10% of the species' total population occurs within NSW.

Conservation status

Strategic importance

Information not available.

Conservation status in other Australian jurisdictions

Conservation status in other Australian jurisdictions not available.

Management objectives

This action statement aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

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.

A number of state-wide conservation actions have been identified for this threatened species, which can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Show actions

  • Produce and distribute information and provide technical support on the species to assist land managers and field-based support to implement actions that assist in the species' recovery (grazing strategies, vegetation rehabilitation, etc.).
  • As there are so few records of this species, investigate existing locations and future records to better determine distribution and identify areas of potential habitat to undertake survey and management actions.
  • Use management agreements and incentives on private and leasehold land to manage total grazing pressure through such actions as removal of artificial water points and feral and native herbivore control.
  • Determine, through research, the ecological requirements of the species, particularly in regard to fire, and incorporate the information into Regional and Local Fire Plans.
  • Minimise the spread of Chytrid fungus by implementing the DEC Frog Hygiene Protocols in all recovery actions.

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.