Convention on Wetlands of International Importance - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this international convention if you intend to work within wetlands and waterfowl.

This convention is also known as the Ramsar Convention. It seeks to:

  • Promote conservation of wetlands and waterfowl;
  • Establish nature reserves on wetlands;
  • Provide adequately for their protection and management; and
  • Train personnel in the field of wetlands research and management.

If you engage in an activity covered by Division 2 (Inspection of Land), Division 3 (Installation of Facilities) or Division 4 (Maintenance of Facilities), you must do so in a manner that is consistent with Australia's obligations under a listed international agreement that is relevant to the activity. The objectives to be met in relation to this international commitment would include identification of any wetlands of international importance and ensuring appropriate management and land use recommendations in relation to those wetlands.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on obtaining this document.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division


Operating address:
John Gorton Building King
King Edward Terrace
Parkes
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1800803772

Phone:

02 62741111

Supporting information

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