Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Nature Conservation Act 1992

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The object of this Act is the conservation of nature while allowing for the involvement of indigenous people in the management of protected areas in which they have an interest under Aboriginal tradition or Island custom. The Act makes provisions to conserve and protect fauna, flora, and geological diversity found within the State. It makes provisions to categorises flora and fauna into three categories: ‘Vulnerable’, ‘Endangered’, and ‘Presumed Extinct’. A full list of threatened species updated monthly in the Threatened Species Listing Report.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The legislation ensures agricultural activities and developments do not have an adverse impact on threatened species/ecological communities.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.


Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Queensland Legislation. →