Particularly useful links for environmental law in Queensland, Australia and internationally are:


Australian Government

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN)

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)


Queensland Government

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Department of Energy and Water Supply

Department of Local Government

Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning


Local Government directory (Qld)

Regional Ecosystems online search



Austlii (judgments of all Australian courts)

Federal Court of Australia

Land Court (mining in Queensland)

Queensland Courts



Commonwealth legislation

EPBC Act website

Sustainable Planning Act

Local Laws Database

Queensland legislation


Environmental Law Associations

National Environmental Law Association (NELA, Australia)

Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA, Australia)

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (International)

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (International)


Environmental regulators' networks

Australian Environmental Law Enforcement & Regulators Network (AELERT)

International Network for Environmental Compliance & Enforcement


Public interest lawyers

Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices (ANEDO)

Environmental Defenders Office Qld

Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland Inc

Environmental Law Online (EDO Victoria resource website)


Conservation Groups

Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)

Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)

Australian Rainforest Conservation Society (ARCS)

Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO)

Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council (Gecko)


Humane Society International (HSI)

North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC)

Queensland Conservation Council (QCC)

Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC)

The Wilderness Society (TWS)

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (WPSQ)

WWF-Australia (WWF)


Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


Climate Progress

Climate Shifts


International law

Australian Treaties Library

Centre for International Sustainable Development Law

ECOLEX gateway to environmental law

Environmental Law Library of the Earth (IUCN)

Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD)

International Environmental Law Research Centre

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)


General environmental information

The Best Environmental Directories website provides a general gateway to environmental websites internationally.

The Learning for Sustainability website provides links to resources on sustainable development and community engagement.


The Southern Cassowary is one of many threatened species in Australia protected under national and State laws.

Source: QPWS (2001)