Surface of the sea

We have extended this consultation. The original closing date was 23 February 2024. We have also added details of an online information session on 28 February. 

The Australian Government is looking at ways to improve our offshore environmental management regime. 

We have a broad legislative and policy framework to manage the environmental impacts and risks of offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage activities.

We’re reviewing this framework and there will be several opportunities to comment during the review.

In the first instance, we’re seeking to clarify the consultation requirements for offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage activities.

Titleholders must consult when preparing an environment plan for every offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage activity. We know there is some ambiguity with the current consultation requirements. We want to make sure the requirements are clear so that consultation is targeted and effective.

We're seeking feedback on the consultation requirements under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2023.

We welcome feedback from everyone with an interest in offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage activities. This includes:

  • offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage industries and peak bodies
  • Traditional Owners and First Nations people or communities
  • government agencies and regulators
  • fishing peak bodies and fishers
  • environmental groups and organisations
  • other marine users and industries
  • members of the public.

Have your say

Read the consultation paper and have your say on our consultation hub. Submissions close on 8 March 2024.

Learn more at our information session 

We are holding an online information session about this consultation on Wednesday 28 February at 12 midday AEDT. The session will provide an overview of the current consultation requirements and the key themes in the paper.

Register for the information session