The purpose of SoE reporting are to provide accurate, up-to-date and accessible information about environmental and heritage conditions, trends and pressures for the Australian continent, surrounding seas and Australia's external territories. SoE reporting is used to:

  • report on major causal factors that are influencing Australia's environment and heritage;

  • report on the effectiveness of responses designed to address change;

  • identify the issues most relevant to the sustainability of Australia's environment and heritage;

  • contribute to public understanding of the state of Australia's environment and heritage;

  • identify relevant gaps in information;

  • further develop and improve the SoE reporting process; and

  • facilitate policy development at all levels of government.


Monthly Council updates: