The range of this species is not extensive, which could pose a threat in future. Maps show that the area in which this species is found in north-eastern Tasmania has undergone relatively little urbanisation, however there have been some plantation developments and modification of streams due to dam development (N. Doran pers. comm. 2009). It is unlikely that threat processes are acting upon the population as a whole, despite the reasonable chance that localised disturbance has occurred in some areas. This species is not believed to be threatened (J. Coughran, unpublished). Where creek and wetland systems have been exposed to these types of development, populations may have been affected, but no specific evidence for this has been presented (P. Horwitz pers. comm. 2009). Broad scale habitat change and changes in weather, water and drainage patterns due to climate change could become a major issue in the future (N. Doran pers. comm. 2009).