Accreditation as a Biodiversity Assessor - New South Wales


You will require this accreditation if you intend to act as a Biodiversity Assessor. An accredited Biodiversity Assessor assesses the likely impact on biodiversity at development sites.

A Biodiversity Assessor must conduct these evaluations according to the Biodiversity Assessment Method, and will publish the results of the assessment in a Biodiversity Assessment Report.

Reports prepared by an Accredited Biodiversity Assessor will contain information on how the proposed development will minimise harm, what harm may be categorised as serious or irreversible, and the offset obligation that would be required to offset the biodiversity impact of the development (expressed in terms of biodiversity credits).

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for accreditation, you must demonstrate that you have successfully completed relevant training in biodiversity assessment, are a fit and proper person, and have knowledge, skills or experience that are appropriate to exercise the functions required under the Biodiversity Assessment Method.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $212.00 Fees for 2021-22
Apply Licence All $318.00

Accreditation term fee - three years. Fees for 2021-22


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Biodiversity Assessment Method - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Assessment Method Order 2017 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Environment, Energy and Science Group

Contact details

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Head Office

Environment, Energy and Science Group

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

New South Wales
Operating address: Level 14
59 - 61 Goulburn Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: PO BOX A290
Sydney South, New South Wales 1235
Phone: 02 9995 5000
Phone: 13 15 55
Website: Office of Environment and Heritage (Opens in new window)