Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
Classification Level 2
University-wide requirement. Lower impacts.
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body Department of Environment (Commonwealth)
Administrative Name
Administrative Address Mailing Address
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT
Australia, 2601
Administrative Phone 1800 803 772
Administrative Email  
Administrative Website http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/about
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Jo Scanlan, Chief Operating Officer
Compliance Coordinator Suzannah Mitchell, Environmental Sustainability Manager
Business Units Impacted
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Analytics Software Infomatics
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Corporate Communications and Events
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • Education Enterprise
  • Education Quality Directorate
  • English Language Centre
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Finance
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Library Services
  • Office of Strategy Management
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • People and Culture
  • Place Based@UNE
  • Records Team
  • Records, Policy and Governance Unit
  • Research Services
  • Residential System
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Experience
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Technology and Digital Services
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE Foundation Trust
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Marketing
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Overview The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) is the Australian Government's central piece of environmental legislation. The EPBC Act focuses on the Australian Government interests on the protection of matters of national environmental significance, with the state of NSW having responsibility for matters of state and local significance. The EPBC Act comes into play when a proposal has the potential to have a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance.