There is a range of legislation which oversees and regulates the protection and management of our wildlife in Tasmania.

The Nature Conservation Act 2002

Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010 – these are part of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 and have recently been amended. Fact Sheet Updating Schedules of the Wildlife Regs

Threatened Species Protection Act 1995

Animal Welfare Act 1993

National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002

Whales Protection Act 1988


Other related Tasmanian legislation

Aboriginal Relics Act 1975

Crown Lands Act 1976

Firearms Act 1996

Police Offences Act 1935

Water Management Act 1995


Federal legislation

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999