Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Act establishes a legal and administrative structure to enable and promote the conservation of Victoria’s native flora and fauna. It also provides a choice of procedure which can be used for the conservation and management of threatened species and communities.

The Act provides for the listing of threatened communities of flora, fauna and potentially threatening processes. Recent changes in 2020 gives effect to a consistent national approach to assessing and listing threatened species using the common assessment method (CAM) and, modernises the Act’s enforcement framework to include stronger penalties.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

Management of feral plants/animals, impact to biodiversity

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.