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3rd Australian Biosecurity Symposium

The highly anticipated 3rd Australian Biosecurity Symposium is heading to the Gold Coast for 2024, at the stunning Sea World Resort from 27-29 August 2024. Our symposium tagline – Innovative, Immersive, Inclusive – embodies the essence of our event.

The Symposium will bring together delegates from across Australia and many of its close neighbours, key agricultural, government and community sectors – including some of the most innovative minds and influential players.

The event was a resounding success in 2019 and 2022. We invite you to be a part of the 3rd Australian Biosecurity Symposium, providing you with the opportunity to connect with and exchange knowledge and ideas with other passionate individuals from across the biosecurity spectrum – from agriculture (animals and plants) to wildlife, aquatics, humans, and the environment. This symposium serves as the perfect platform to explore transformative approaches for Australia’s biosecurity systems, safeguarding our economy, environment, and way of life. 

The 3rd Australian Biosecurity Symposium is


Abstract submissions close 11:59pm on Sunday 31st March 2024.

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Download the prospectus here.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS OPEN at the discounted price of $1,250!

Early bird registrations close11:59pm on 15 May 2024. Register here.

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).