Nature conservation

Threatened species

Brolga (Grus rubicunda)



Species Action Statement

This species has been assigned to the Partnership (widespread) 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. Both Kakadu National Park (NT) and the Atherton Tablelands (Queensland) support many thousands of individuals.

Conservation status

Strategic importance

Less than 10% of this species is found in NSW and its security in the wild is dependent on conservation actions across the greater part of its range. Saving our Species prioritises the management of partnership species where there is opportunity to deliver significant benefits to the species overall viability from conservation actions in NSW. This strategy will be updated if new information becomes available that demonstrates the strategic importance of NSW sites to the species long-term security.

Conservation status in other Australian jurisdictions

Australian state/territoryConservation status
South AustraliaVulnerable

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.

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.