Help make 2021-30 the decade of biosecurity.

Our initiatives

Decade of Biosecurity Implementation Plan 2023-2026 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.

The Plan was developed over six months with extensive consultation with stakeholders representing agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics, First Nations, human amenity, and the environment.

Thank you to everyone who has provided input into shaping the Plan!

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

We are now seeking investors, leads and partners to deliver these projects that will strengthen the national biosecurity system. Please get in touch to explore these opportunities. [email protected]

Australian Biosecurity Symposium 2022

Animal Health Australia, the Invasive Species Council, the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions and Plant Health Australia hosted the 2nd Australian Biosecurity Symposium on 3-5 May 2022 on the Gold Coast, QLD under the theme of ‘a decade of biosecurity: turning a moment into a movement.’.

The Symposium once again focused on biosecurity prevention and provided the opportunity to share research and innovation, explore outside-of-the-box thinking and exchange knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective – agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics, humans and the environment.

Australian Biosecurity Symposium 2019

The inaugural Australian Biosecurity Symposium was held 12-13 June on the Gold Coast as a way of bringing the biosecurity collective together.

Australia’s biosecurity system faces unprecedented pressure. To address this pressure, strong leadership and innovation is essential.

Our symposiums provide the ideal platform to explore how to transform Australia’s biosecurity systems to better protect our economy, environment and way of life.

The symposiums will bring an unprecedented opportunity to influence the direction of Australia’s future biosecurity system, network, develop new concepts, share and test ideas, build new partnerships and engage in challenging discussions that stimulate debate and energy.

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).