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Species Technical Committee

The Queensland Species Technical Committee (STC) assesses native species that occur in Queensland to determine their listing status under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NC Act).

The STC is an advisory body appointed by the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts. It is comprised of employees of Queensland Government departments and external experts. The STC Terms of Reference are currently being revised and will be available in early 2019.

The STC must receive a Common Assessment Method (CAM) compliant nomination based on up-to-date scientific information to assess the conservation class of a species, and may either decide to list the species as nominated; at a more valid conservation class; de-list it entirely; or defer the assessment while requesting more information.

If the Minister accepts the listing recommendation made by the STC then changes to the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006 are initiated.

Next sitting dates for the STC are:

Species Technical Committee meetings are held twice a year.

The next meeting will be held on 27th March 2019.

Nominations received by the STC

This website will be updated as new species nominations become available from early 2019.

Species requiring assessment or reassessment will be generated regularly as a result of CAM implementation and in cooperation with other Australian jurisdictions, as well as though receipt of public nominations.

STC assessment reports and advice for species listings.

This website will be updated with new STC assessment reports as they become available from early 2019.

Related information

Last updated
20 December 2018