Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2005 - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to observe and / or interact with whales and dolphins. The purpose of the guidelines is to ensure that the animals are not harmed.

The guidelines provide advice for all government and private enterprise in the development, update and implementation of laws regulating whale and dolphin watching. They provide a consistent national policy for the management of whale and dolphin watching.

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.

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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