Views on Australia's Strategy for Nature 2018-2030

Closed 16 Mar 2018

Opened 19 Dec 2017


This survey seeks feedback from groups and individuals with an interest in the revision of Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.

On 25 November 2016, Australian, state and territory environment ministers agreed to revise Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy based on the findings of a review into the first five years of the strategy’s implementation.  During 2017 a working group of officials from Australian, state and territory governments, and the Australian Local Government Association has worked together to draft a revised strategy. 

The strategy has been revised to improve its ability to drive change in biodiversity management priorities and improve its alignment with Australia's international biodiversity commitments.

Called “Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2018-2030”, the draft revised strategy is open for public comment until 16 March 2018.

Why We Are Consulting

Overcoming the challenges and threats to caring for Australia’s nature is not achievable by one sector or organisation alone as responsibility doesn’t lie with one entity. From governments to land owners and consumers, we all have a role to play.

We want to know what stakeholders think of the revised strategy and how it may be used and valued by different sectors of the Australian community.


What Happens Next

Once the revised strategy document closes for feedback on 16 March 2018 a report presenting the key findings raised by stakeholders and the Department’s response will be presented to Australian, state and territory environment ministers for their consideration. It is intended a revised National Biodiversity Strategy will be released towards the end of 2018.


  • Australian Government agencies
  • Local government
  • State/Territory governments
  • landholders
  • land managers
  • Environmental NGOs
  • Indigenous communities
  • Indigenous organisations
  • media
  • Peak industry bodies
  • Australian communities
  • rural/regional communities
  • urban/suburban communities
  • Departmental staff
  • Matters of environmental significance
  • Australian community
  • State governments
  • Local councils
  • eNGOs
  • Scientific community
  • Conservation groups
  • Indigenous communities
  • Australian government agencies
  • Agricultural sector
  • Landholders
  • Land managers
  • Developers
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Industry peak bodies
  • International community
  • Tourists
  • Tourism industry
  • IUCN
  • Catchment Management Authorities
  • Local Land Services
  • Indigenous groups
  • Indigenous people
  • community groups
  • nursery industry
  • Landcare groups
  • farmers
  • green army
  • Heritage place managers
  • Heritage societies
  • Academics
  • Business sector


  • Native wildlife protection
  • Threatened species
  • Ecological communities
  • Migratory birds
  • Recovery plans
  • EPBC Act
  • Key threatening processes
  • Threat abatement plans
  • Land management
  • Threat abatement plans
  • natural resource management
  • connected landscape
  • climate change
  • Landcare
  • revegatation
  • biodiversity