Help make 2021-30 the decade of biosecurity.


Implementation Plan finalised

To ensure the Decade of Biosecurity can achieve its objectives, a three-year Implementation Plan for the Decade of Biosecurity initiative has been developed.

We are now moving into the next exciting phase of implementing the projects outlined in the Plan and WE WANT YOU!

Decade of Biosecurity Project 2030 Ambassador, Costa Georgiadis

A word from Costa, our first Ambassador

It’s already been over a month since we all launched the Decade of Biosecurity at the second ever Australian Biosecurity Symposium.

And what an exciting, informative event it was.

I was honoured to be amongst some of the best and brightest minds discussing how we can empower action and work together for transformational change in our biosecurity system.


Biosecurity Symposium 2019

Australia’s national biosecurity system faces a perfect storm with trade and tourism volumes, changing risk pathways and thousands of invasive species already in the country but yet to establish.

Business as usual or incremental improvements is not an option – transformational change is needed within a decade. This panel, recorded at the 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium, discusses what Australia needs to do to meet this challenge. Failure is not an option.

Moderated by Robbie Sefton, Managing Director, Seftons, panellists include:

  • Kathleen Plowman, the CEO of Animal Health Australia.
  • Andreas Glanznig, the CEO of the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions.
  • Andrew Cox, the CEO of Invasive Species Council.
  • Matt Koval, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.
  • Roger Smith, Head of Biosecurity for the New Zealand Government Ministry of Primary Industries (at the time of recording).