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Referral of proposed action

The purpose of a referral is to determine whether your proposed action will need formal assessment and approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Your referral will be the principal basis for the Minister's decision as to whether approval is necessary and, if so, the type of assessment that will be taken.

You may still make a referral if you believe your action is not going to have a significant impact, or if you are unsure.

You must register and log in to Online Services to submit an EPBC Act Referral.

EPBC Act Referral Register