Useful Links

End to end process guide

This step-by-step guide will help you understand what happens before, during and after an assessment.

Self assessment

This self assessment guide will help you understand your duties under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Stakeholder information kit

This kit provides information about the EPBC Act and how it may or may not apply to your project.

Protected Matters Search Tool

This tool should be used to help work out if you need to lodge a referral or avoid impacts in the project area.

Guidelines for Significant Impact

These guidelines provide advice on determining whether an action is likely to have a significant impact on a matter protected under national environment law.

Mapping guidelines

These guidelines explain how to prepare and provide spatial information (maps and data) for each stage of the EPBC Act environmental assessment process.


This glossary contains definitions of the key terms that are used throughout the process.

DCCEEW EPBC Policy Documents

These are the Department's public policy documents which provide guidance on the practical application of the EPBC Act.

EPBC Act Portal user guide

This user guide will show you how to use the EPBC business portal. You will also find resources to help you develop your referral application under the EPBC Act at the same location.

EPBC Legislation