Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

New fishing regulations in the ACT

29 Sep 2022

Updates to ACT fishing regulations are now in effect.

These regulations will offer greater protection to our native fish species, improve catchment health, and maintain viable recreational fishing locations for the community to enjoy.


Magpie swooping season

02 Sep 2022

September marks the beginning of breeding season for magpies, and swooping season for humans.

Find out some easy ways to avoid being swooped.

We want your feedback on our parks, reserves and forests

01 Sep 2022

Throughout spring, visitors to any of our 40+ parks, reserves and forests are encouraged to provide feedback on their experience through an online survey.


Closed season for Murray Cod fishing

23 Aug 2022

Closed season for Murray Cod fishing starts at 11:59 pm Wednesday 31 August 2022. To help numbers regenerate during breeding season, no Murray Cod can be caught in all ACT waters from 1 September until 30 November 2022 (inclusive).

If you do catch a Murray Cod in this time, you must release it with as little injury as possible.

For more information, including which species you can fish for, and where, visit Recreational Fishing in the ACT.

Red Rocks cliff closed to protect local Peregrine Falcons

29 Jul 2022

Shared between climbers and our local Peregrine Falcons for most of the year, Red Rocks cliff is one of just seven locations in the ACT where the falcons breed.


Introducing the Office for Water

19 Jul 2022

The 2022-23 ACT Budget has allocated $4.2 million over the next two years to establish a new, dedicated Office for Water to support better water management in the ACT.