Help make 2021-30 the decade of biosecurity.

Decade of Biosecurity workshops set to unite biosecurity sectors

This month will host a series of Decade of Biosecurity workshops across Australia.

The workshops seek to consult as broadly as possible with key biosecurity stakeholders from several biosecurity sectors – agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics, human amenity and the environment.

Attention will be focused on seeking input into the Decade of Biosecurity 3-year Implementation Plan, but the workshops will also provide a platform for participants to contribute ideas to how the Decade of Biosecurity can be operationalised to support the work and key priorities of all stakeholders.

The Decade of Biosecurity is an initiative for all Australians. These workshops are a crucial step in ensuring that all industries and all environments are represented from the earliest stages.

Information on the workshops scheduled for October 2022 can be found below.

Tasmania (F2F)Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
1 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Thursday 13 October 20229:30am-12:30pm (AEDT)To attend the workshop, please register here.
Western Australia (virtual)Virtual workshop – Microsoft TeamsTuesday 18 October 202210:00am-12:00pm (AWST)To attend the workshop, please register here.
New South Wales (F2F)231 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSWThursday 20 October 20229:30am-12:30pm (AEDT)To attend the workshop, please register here.
Queensland (F2F)Christie Spaces Conference Centre
Level 1, 320 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, Queensland
Friday 21 October 20229:30am-12:30pm (AEST)To attend the workshop, please register here.
National (Virtual – for national organisations and other states)Virtual workshop – Microsoft TeamsTBC3:00pm-5:00pm (AEDT)To attend the workshop, please register here.

If you can’t make your state workshop, you are welcome to attend the virtual workshop.

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).