The Western Australian Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) and Threatened Ecological Communities Scientific Committee (TECSC) meet at least annually to consider nominations to amend the lists of threatened species and threatened ecological communities.

The public is invited to submit nominations to amend (listing, delisting or category change) the current threatened species (plants and animals) and ecological communities lists.

Nominations may be forwarded at any time to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing date for nominations to be considered at the next TSSC or TECSC meeting is 30 November each year.

Priority List amendments can be submitted at any time to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and do not require a nomination form. Refer to the priority code definitions for listing eligibility:

Ministerial Guidelines:

The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 provides a statutory basis for the listing of threatened species, specially protected species, extinct species, threatened ecological communities, collapsed ecological communities, critical habitat and key threatening processes.

While the Act provides the broader criteria for listing the above, the Ministerial Guidelines provide further details on the criteria and procedures that apply.

Ministerial Guideline No. 1 provides more detail on the procedures that can be used by members of the community to nominate a species or ecological community for listing as a threatened species or threatened ecological community.

The listing process:

  1. The public is invited to submit nominations to add, delete, or to change the threat status of species or ecological communities.
  2. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) and Threatened Ecological Communities Scientific Committee (TECSC) meet to review the nominations and make recommendations to the Minister for Environment.
  3. The Minister for Environment endorses or rejects the nominations.
  4. The threatened species and ecological community lists are updated and published in the Western Australia Government Gazette.
  5. The nomination outcome will be provided in the table below and the nominator will be notified.
  6. The threatened species and ecological community lists are made available on the department's threatened plants, threatened animals, and threatened ecological communities webpages.

Current lists of threatened species and ecological communities

Ecological Communities nomination form

Nominations currently being considered:

The public consultation period is closed for the species and ecological communities nominated in the attached PDF below.
 
At the conclusion of the assessment process, once the Minister’s decision is available, the PDF below will be updated to show the outcome of the assessment process.
 

pdfThreatened species nominations for public consultation.pdf

pdfTEC nominations for public consultation 231.43 KB