Regulations and legislation
  • Last updated:
  • 18 Dec 2018

All flying fox species are protected in Queensland under the Nature Conservation Act 1994.

The Grey-headed Flying fox is also nationally protected under the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. For more information visit the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The Federal Government has a Draft Recovery Plan for the Grey-headed Flying fox available on the Department of Environment website. CSIRO is responsible for the National Flying Fox Monitoring Program. Survey results for roosts within the Sunshine Coast and throughout Australia can be viewed through on the Department of Environment website through the interactive map viewer.

All proposed management actions at Flying fox roosts must comply with the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Heritage Protection authorised Flying fox roost management protocols. Management actions at roosts containing Grey-headed Flying foxes must also comply with the Federal Governments referral guidelines.