The OEH Prosecution Guidelines set out the factors the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Environment, Energy and Science (DPIE – EES; formerly the Office of Environment and Heritage) takes into account when deciding whether, how and in what court to prosecute offences under the legislation it administers. The guidelines are consistent with the EPA Prosecution Guidelines.
Previous court cases
There is a public register of convictions in prosecutions initiated under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act) or the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act) and results of civil proceedings before the Land and Environment Court under the NPW Act or the BC Act.
A subpoena is a legal document issued by a court or tribunal that requires a person to produce documents or give evidence at a hearing or trial.
See the DPIE Subpoena Policy for more information.
Other court documents
All other court documents should be served on DPIE – EES in accordance with the relevant court rules. If DPIE – EES is a party to litigation or court proceedings, all court documents should be served at the address for service nominated by DPIE – EES in those proceedings.