Accreditation as a Biodiversity Assessor - New South Wales


You will need 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.


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Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $238.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $357.00

Accreditation term fee - 3 years. Fees for 2023-24


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Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Environment and Heritage Group

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