Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice

The NSW Government has delivered the Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice. As part of this process, the government invited input on the draft code of practice, which aimed to reduce administrative burden on public land managers responding to flying-fox camp impacts on the community.

Flying-foxes are protected in New South Wales by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Managers of public land, primarily local councils, work with communities to manage flying-fox camps on public land affecting people’s enjoyment of the land.

It is an offence under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 to harm or attempt to harm a native animal unless authorised by a biodiversity conservation licence or approved code of practice, or an exemption under the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017.

From April to June 2018, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) sought feedback from the community on the draft Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice.

Public submissions closed on the 7 June 2018.

Key documents

  1. Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice 2018 (PDF 233KB)
  2. Summary of submissions report from the public consultation Developing a code of practice authorising flying-fox camp management actions – public consultation report.

We received a total of 99 submissions, including 9 form submissions.


Business and industry groups

Environmental organisations and community groups

Local councils

Scientific researchers

Flying-fox rehabilitation groups

Form submissions