Final determinations

The lists of threatened species, populations, ecological communities and key threatening processes in the Schedules of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 are updated when a final determination is published on the NSW Legislation website.

The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee also publishes a notice of final determination. This notice explains how a species, population, ecological community or key threatening process meets the criteria for listing.

Final determinations made before August 2017 were made under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. Under that Act, assessments were made on the threat status of species, populations or ecological communities in New South Wales and were based on criteria in the Threatened Species Conservation Regulations.

Final determinations made since August 2017 are made under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the listing criteria in the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017. The conservation assessment reports included with many final determinations are prepared using the common assessment method (CAM).

The schedules of the Act are maintained by the Scientific Committee. They are updated regularly to take into account final determinations that:

  • add or remove species, ecological communities and key threatening processes
  • amend the names or descriptions of species or ecological communities. 

Recent final determinations

Gentiana wissmannii J.B.Williams, a herb – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination

Gang-gang cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum (Grant, 1803) – endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination

Styphelia perileuca J.M.Powell, a shrub – endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination

White-throated needletail Hirundapus caudacutus (Latham, 1801) – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination

Pomaderris gilmourii N.G.Walsh var. gilmourii, a shrub – endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination

Swamp skink Lissolepis coventryi (Storr, 1978) – endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination

Giant barred frog Mixophyes iteratus Straughan, 1968 – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination

Asterolasia rupestris subsp. recurva B.J. Mole, a shrub – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 20244
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Danhatchia copelandii D.L. Jones & M.A. Clem., an orchid – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Homoranthus croftianus J.T.Hunter, a shrub – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Eucalyptus boliviana J.B.Williams & K.D.Hill, a tree – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Veronica blakelyi (B.G.Briggs & Ehrend.) B.G.Briggs, a shrub – endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Geniostoma huttonii B.J.Conn, a shrub – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 5 April 2024
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Ancistrachne maidenii (A.A.Ham.) Vickery – removal from the Act (vulnerable species)
Publication date 15 December 2023
Final Determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Boronia boliviensis J.B.Williams & J.T.Hunter – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 15 December 2023
Final Determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Chiloglottis platyptera D.L.Jones – removal from the Act (vulnerable species)
Publication date 15 December 2023
Final Determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Small-leaved currant bush (Coprosma inopinata) I.Hutton & P.S.Green – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 15 December 2023
Final Determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Veronica lithophila (B.G.Briggs & Ehrend.) – endangered species listing
Publication date 15 December 2023
Final Determination

Pittosporum kororoense Benwell, a tree – Critically Endangered Species listing
Publication date 8 December 2023
Final Determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Acacia constablei Tindale, a shrub – Critically Endangered Species listing
Publication date 1 December 2023
Final Determination

Bertya mollissima Blakely, a shrub – Endangered Species listing
Publication date 1 December 2023
Final Determination

Pomaderris gilmourii var. cana N.G. Walsh, a shrub – Critically Endangered Species listing
Publication date 1 December 2023
Final Determination

Red Goshawk Erythrotriorchis radiatus (Latham, 1801) – Endangered Species listing
Publication date 1 December 2023
Final Determination

Shorter Rainforest Ground-beetle Nurus brevis Motschulsky, 1865 – Vulnerable Species listing
Publication date 1 December 2023
Final Determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

South-eastern Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata cucullata (Latham, 1801) – Endangered Species listing
Publication date 1 December 2023
Final Determination

Southern Whiteface Aphelocephala leucopsis (Gould, 1841), a bird – Vulnerable Species listing
Publication date 1 December 2023
Final Determination

Tympanocryptis lineata Canberra grassland earless dragon Peters 1863 – Critically Endangered Species listing
Publication date 1 December 2023
Final Determination

Atlas Rainforest Ground-beetle Nurus atlas (Castelnau, 1867) – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 25 August 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method 

Blue-winged parrot Neophema chrysostoma (Kuhl 1820) – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 25 August 2023
Final determination

Caladenia amnicola D.L.Jones, an orchid – endangered species listing
Publication date 25 August 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method 

Fontainea sp. Coffs Harbour (A.S.Benwell 341, NSW1102027) – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 25 August 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method (amended)

Carmichaelia exsul F.Muell – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 4 August 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method 

Corokia whiteana L.S.Sm. – endangered species listing
Publication date 4 August 2023
Final determination (amended) 

Goodenia nocoleche Pellow & J.L.Porter, a herb – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 4 August 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method 

Liopholis montana (Donellan et al. 2002) – endangered species listing
Publication date 4 August 2023
Final determination 

Persoonia glaucescens Sieber ex Spreng, a shrub – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 4 August 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method 

Acacia atrox Kodela – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 30 June 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method 

Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami (South-eastern Glossy Black-Cockatoo) Temminck 1807 – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 30 June 2023
Final determination

Eucalyptus approximans Maiden – removal from the Act (vulnerable species)
Publication date 30 June 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method 

Sloane’s Froglet Crinia sloanei Littlejohn (1958) – endangered species listing
Publication date 30 June 2023
Final determination

Boronia hapalophylla Duretto, F.J. Edwards & P.G. Edwards, a shrub – removal from Endangered Species list
Publication date 28 April 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Eucalyptus benthamii Maiden & Cambage, a tree – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 28 April 2023
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Grey snake Hemiaspis damelii Günther 1876 – endangered species listing
Publication date 28 April 2023
Final determination 

Shy albatross Thalassarche cauta Gould 1840 – endangered species listing
Publication date 28 April 2023
Final determination

Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (DC.) N.G. Walsh – endangered species listing
Publication date 27 January 2023
Final determination

Antrophyum austroqueenslandicum D.L.Jones, a fern – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 16 December 2022
Final determination

Eucalyptus canobolensis (L.A.S.Johnson & K.D.Hill) J.T.Hunter, a tree – endangered species listing
Publication date 16 December 2022
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos Gould, 1841, a bird – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 25 November 2022
Final determination 

Littlejohn’sTree Frog Litoria littlejohni White, Whitford & Mahony 1994 – endangered species listing
Publication date 25 November 2022
Final determination 

Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale) Borowski, 1781 – removal from vulnerable species list
Publication date 25 November 2022
Final determination 

Petauroides Volans (Southern Greater Glider) Kerr 1972 – endangered species listing
Publication date 25 November 2022
Final determination 

Lord Howe earthworm Pericryptodrilus nanus Jamieson, 1977 – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 28 October 2022
Final Determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Watson’s Tree Frog Litoria watsoni Mahony, Moses, Mohony, Lemckert & Donnella 2020 – Endangered Species listing
Publication date 28 October 2022
Final determination

Cormodes darwini Pascoe, 1860 Mathews, a beetle – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 26 August 2022
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Promethis sterrha Olliff, 1889, a beetle – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 26 August 2022
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Mukarrthippi grasswren Amytornis striatus striatus Gould, 1840 – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 5 August 2022
Final determination (amended) and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method (amended)

Murray Mallee striated grasswren Amytornis striatus howei Mathews, 1911 – endangered species listing
Publication date 5 August 2022
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Synemon plana (Golden Sun Moth) Walker 1854 – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 29 July 2022
Final determination

Homoranthus floydii Craven & S.R.Jones, a shrub – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 1 July 2022
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Persoonia oxycoccoides Sieber ex Spreng., a shrub – endangered species listing
Publication date 27 May 2022
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) Goldfuss 1817 – endangered species listing
Publication date 20 May 2022
Final determination

Bathurst Grassland Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis mccartneyi Melville, Chaplin, Hutchinson, Sumner, Gruber, MacDonald & Sarre 2019 – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 11 February 2022
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Monaro Grassland Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis osbornei Melville, Chaplin, Hutchinson, Sumner, Gruber, MacDonald & Sarre 2019 – endangered species listing
Publication date 11 February 2022
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Leionema westonii L.M.Copel. & I.Telford, a shrub – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 21 January 2022
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Asterolasia beckersii Orme & Duretto, a shrub – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 19 November 2021
Final determination

Dracophyllum macranthum E.A.Br. & N.Streiber, a shrub – removal from vulnerable species list
Publication date 19 November 2021
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Rhodamnia maideniana C.T. White – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 19 November 2021
Final determination

Lobelia claviflora Albr. & R.W.Jobson, a herb – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 24 September 2021
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Philotheca papillata I.Telford & L.M.Copel., a shrub – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 21 May 2021
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Pseudomys australis (Gray 1832) – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 21 May 2021
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Persoonia mollis subsp. revoluta S.Krauss & L.A.S.Johnson, a shrub – vulnerable species listing
Publication date 16 April 2021
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Melaleuca armillaris Tall Shrubland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion – critically endangered ecological community listing
Publication date 19 February 2021
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Kaputar Rock Skink Egernia roomi – critically endangered species listing
Publication date 19 February 2021
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

Dodonaea stenophylla, a shrub – vulnerable species listing
Publication date Friday 12 February 2021
Final determination and conservation assessment report using the common assessment method

In determining the bioregions where an ecological community occurs, the 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 before 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 IBRA 4 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.

View IBRA Version 7 maps

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Note: Not all species listed in the Schedules of the Act have a final determination. Only those species that have been listed or reviewed by the Scientific Committee since 1996 have a final determination and are included in this database.

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