There are several pieces of legislation that apply to the conservation efforts of the Golden Sun Moth (GSM). The Australian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act of 1988 classifies the GSM as a threatened and an endangered species (ACT Government 1998). The 1988 Act classified the GSM as an endangered species based on expert opinion. The Australian Conservation Territory (ACT) Nature Conservation Act of 1980 also lists the GSM as an endangered species. Another legislation that recognizes the GSM as an endangered species is the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act of 1999.