Determinations for provisional listing on an emergency basis

In some circumstances, the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee can provisionally declare a species to be critically endangered or endangered in NSW, without going through the public consultation process.

This can only happen if the species:

  • is believed on current knowledge to be indigenous to NSW, even though it was not previously known to have existed in NSW, or
  • was presumed to be extinct in NSW but has been rediscovered.

The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee's ability to list critically endangered and endangered species on an emergency basis is set out in Division 4 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016. After the provisional listing of a critically endangered or endangered species, the Committee must place a preliminary determination on display for public consultation and must make a final determination about the species within 12 months of the provisional listing.

Provisional determinations of critically endangered and endangered species on an emergency basis will be listed here when announced and are removed from this page when a final determination has been made.

List of determinations

Lenwebbia sp. Main Range (P.R.Sharpe+ 4877), a tree - Critically Endangered species listing (PDF 201KB)
Publication date Friday 9 November 2018


Page last updated: 09 November 2018