Help make 2021-30 the decade of biosecurity.

DoB Ambassador Costa Georgiadis endorses the Implementation Plan

We are thrilled to have Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia, as the inaugural ambassador for the Decade of Biosecurity. Listen to what Costa has to say about the Decade of Biosecurity and the importance of everyone acting as biosecurity champions in their own backyard and local area. Remember, if you see an unusual pest, weed  or disease call the hotline:

  • Exotic Plant Pest Hotline: 1800 084 881 (plant pests and diseases, weeds and bees).
  • Emergency Animal Disease Hotline: 1800 675 888 (sick livestock, poultry and aquatic animals).

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).