Threatened Species

DRAFT - Submitted to Minister for government consideration

A review of the Victorian threatened species list was completed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in 2021.

The following tables identify threatened species that have been recorded in this Port Phillip and Western Port region since 1980 (in the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas) and show 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 may not be a comprehensive list of threatened species that should be considered important for this region.

The tables have been prepared with the assistance of staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The steps taken to identify the 312 flora and 181 fauna species in the tables include:

  • All records (including restricted records) of FFG Act and EPBC Act listed threatened fauna and flora in the Port Phillip & Western Port region from 1980 onwards were extracted from the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (at October 2021).
  • Ex-situ planted species or species not known to the region were removed (e.g. Mallee Emu-wren, Ben Major Grevillea).
  • Threatened vegetation communities were identified based on modelled mapping (public GIS layer NV2005_FFG_COMM) with additional listed communities added where they are known to or likely to occur in the region, including communities listed after the NV2005_FFG_COMM layer was created.
  • These steps were also followed to identify the relevant Local Area(s) for each species and vegetation community.