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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 content experts from Queensland Government departments and external content experts.

To assess the conservation class of a species the STC must receive a nomination that is compliant with the Common Assessment Method for the Assessment and Listing of Threatened Species (CAM) and incorporates up-to-date scientific information. Learn more about the Common Assessment Method process.

The STC may either decide to defer an assessment while requesting more information; list the species as nominated; list the species at a more valid conservation class; or de-list the species entirely. If the Minister accepts the listing recommendation made by the STC then changes to the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006 are made.

View the STC Terms of Reference (PDF, 173K).

The STC is responsible for assessing listing nominations for Queensland endemic species, that is, species with their only Australian distribution within Queensland. The Australian Government is responsible for assessing species naturally occurring in more than one Australian state or territory, otherwise referred to as multi-jurisdictional species.

Meeting dates for the STC

Species Technical Committee meetings are held twice a year. Since the CAM was implemented in Queensland a meeting was held on:

  • 27 March 2019

The next meeting of the STC will be on:

  • 25 September 2019

Nominations received by the STC

At each meeting the STC aims to consider all nominations and assessments accrued since the previous meeting. These may include:

  • Queensland endemic species not previously listed
  • multi-jurisdictional species occurring in Queensland that have been referred by other Australian jurisdictions responsible for assessing and listing threatened species
  • listed Queensland species that require rapid reassessment, for example: up-date with important new scientific data; in response to an urgent emerging threat, or; to be aligned with the CAM conservation status allocated by another relevant jurisdiction.

An assessment report will be published following each STC meeting. Reports will contain the list of species nominated and the results of assessments undertaken at that meeting. Reports currently available are:

For more information

Last updated
11 July 2019