Eastern Cave Bats roost in caves, sandstone overhangs, and mine tunnels, usually in well-lit areas.
Eastern Cave Bats live in tropical mixed woodland and wet sclerophyll forests on the coast and along the Great Dividing Range, but extend into drier forest of western slopes and inland areas. They roost in caves, sandstone overhangs, and mine tunnels. Usually well-lit areas. Colonies of up to 500, but 6 to 60 also recorded.
Eastern Cave Bats have a wide distribution but are poorly known.
Eastern Cave Bats are vulnerable to disturbance from human visitors to cave roosts, destruction of caves by mining, and loss of feeding habitat by clearing and land degradation from agriculture.