Licences, agreements, regulations and policies
The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) issues licences to enable activities that would otherwise be prohibited by law to be undertaken. Wildlife licences are necessary to ensure that activities are carried out in a manner that control localised and cumulative impacts. Additionally, some licences promote conservation efforts by authorising scientific research, data collection, wildlife management, threat abatement and recovery activities.
We do not issue licences concerning threatened fish and marine vegetation. These are issued by the Department of Primary Industries.
Private landholders and public authorities can enter into formal agreements to help protect threatened species and access incentives. Types of agreements are:
Regulations are instruments used by the NSW Government to exercise legislative powers and implement provisions under the Threatened Species Conservation Act.
Following are current regulations related to the Act:
Threatened Species Conservation Regulation 2010
Threatened Species Conservation (Biodiversity Banking) Regulation 2008
Threatened Species Conservation (Savings and Transitional) Regulation 1996
Threatened Species Conservation Regulation 2002
Policies and guidelines
Guidelines and policies may be prepared to indicate government policy direction for the implementation of certain provisions of the Threatened Species Conservation Act and to assist landowners, public authorities, local councils, developers, conservation organisations, and individuals comply with the requirements of the Act and related legislation.
Policies and guidelines which are available on-line are:
Page last updated: 13 October 2011