Threatened Species


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A review of the Victorian threatened species list was completed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in 2021. The full lists of threatened species for Victoria are available from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The following tables list the threatened species (Critically endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable) that have been recorded in this Port Phillip and Western Port region since 2000 (in the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas) and indicate the Local Areas that they have been recorded in. However, it should be noted that the Atlas is not the only source of fauna and flora records, and that there may be a backlog of recorded sightings that need to be verified before being included into the Atlas. Therefore, the lists below are only an indication of species that should be considered important for this region. For example, the Atlas does not include any records of the endangered Tussock Skink since 2000 within the Urban Melbourne area and therefore it is not listed in the tables below, but a recent Council survey has recorded significant regional and local populations of Tussock Stinks.