Useful links

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.

DCCEEW EPBC Policy Documents

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


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

EPBC Legislation