NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee determinations

The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee determines which species and ecological communities are eligible to be listed as threatened species and ecological communities in the schedules of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. The Committee also identifies major threats to biodiversity and lists them as key threatening processes. The reason for these listings can be found in the Committee’s determinations.

You can see lists of these determinations below. You can also:

Bioregions referenced in Scientific Committee determinations

In determining the bioregions where an ecological community occurs, the Threatened Species Scientific Committee uses the Biogeographic regionalisation of Australia.  The Committee’s Determinations indicate which version has been referenced for a particular ecological community. As a guide, the Committee has used the following versions:

Version 4 - Determinations made prior to March 2013

The Committee used Thackway R, Cresswell ID (1995) An interim biogeographic regionalisation for Australia: a framework for setting priorities in the National Reserve System Cooperative Program. (Version 4.0. ANCA: Canberra).

View a map of the bioregions (PDF 691KB) from Thackway and Cresswell 1995.

Version 7 - Determinations made since March 2013

The Committee currently uses SEWPaC (2012) Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia, Version 7. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/nrs/science/bioregion-framework/ibra/maps.htmlexternal link


Determinations made before 25 August, 2017 refer to the Threatened Species Conservation Act, 1995 and the Threatened Species Conservation Regulation, 2010. This legislation and regulation has been replaced by the Biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016 and the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation, 2017.

Provisional determinations of a critically endangered or endangered species on an emergency basis
If someone makes a surprise discovery of a new species native to NSW or rediscovers an extinct species, the Scientific Committee may be able to fast-track its listing as a critically endangered or endangered species. Find out more, and see species currently listed in this way.

Preliminary determinations by date
Read and make submissions about preliminary determinations on public exhibition. See all determinations pending finalisation.

Final determinations by date
See all final determinations made by the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee and its predecessor, the NSW Scientific Committee since 1996..

Minor amendments to the Threatened Species lists
Minor changes may be made to the list of threatened species to reflect changes in the name of species as a result of taxonomic revision and to correct minor errors and omissions. See all minor amendment determinations.

Page last updated: 29 January 2019