Call for expressions of interest for new organisms to be made 'not new'

We are accepting proposals to change the status of new organisms to 'not new'.

This process is to identify new organisms that have become established in New Zealand, so may be considered to have their status changed in order to remove unnecessary legal restrictions.

You can read more information about this process on our website:

Changing the status of a new organism

Once we’ve received proposals, we will consider whether:

  • the new organism has formed a self-sustaining population in New Zealand
  • any person is attempting to manage, control or eradicate the new organism under any Act
  • changing the status of the new organism is in accordance with the purpose and principles of the HSNO Act.

To make a proposal, complete the form with all of the information requested and send it to us by 5 pm, 6 August 2018

Make a proposal (400KB doc)

You can either email your completed form to or post it to Environmental Protection Authority, Private Bag 63002, Wellington 6140.

Please note that forms submitted after 5 pm, 6 August 2018 will not be considered until the next call for proposals.