Cetacean permit application 2020-0005
About the application
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment received an application for a permit under Part 13, section 237 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The application is to undertake close approaches to cetaceans using a remotely piloted aircraft for the purpose of observation, filming and photography in all waters external to the Australian Whale Sanctuary.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 237(3b) of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal before COB 23 June 2020.
Read the application
Send your comments
Comments can be sent by email to EPBC.Permits@awe.gov.au or in writing to:
Migratory Species Section
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Any relevant information provided will be considered by the Department prior to briefing the Minister. If you wish your comments to remain confidential, you should clearly mark the relevant part(s) of your comments as ‘confidential’.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.