Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2017 - Australian Government

Description

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

These guidelines provide a consistent national policy for the management of whale and dolphin watching. You should note that state and territory governments must implement their own laws and guidelines to best suit their jurisdictions and they may differ from the National Guidelines.

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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 AG

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 AG

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy

Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Department of the Environment and Energy

Mailing address: John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 803 772
Phone: 02 6274 1111