The Australian Government has today launched a new national website that will help the public easily find answers to their biosecurity questions.
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the website would help everyone better understand their role in keeping Australia safe from pests and disease.
“Australia’s biosecurity system is vital for safeguarding our primary industries and environment, but public information has been scattered,” Minister Littleproud said.
“This new website brings together resources from the Australian, state and territory governments, industries and non-government agencies. This site will continue to evolve and grow to support people’s biosecurity information needs.
“Whether you’re an individual or a business, the website links you to everything you need to know about your biosecurity responsibilities.
“If you’re travelling around Australia, shopping online, or even if you just like heading out bush – you have a role to play in looking after Australia’s biosecurity.
“If you’re importing, mailing or visiting from overseas and aren’t sure about the ins and outs of Australia’s biosecurity, this website will help direct you to the information you need to know.
“And if you think you’ve spotted a biosecurity risk, this website will tell you what you can do about it.
“We can all do our part to support Australia’s biosecurity system.
“By better understanding the roles we all play, we can work together to keep our country free of pests and diseases.”
You can find out more at biosecurity.gov.au.
- Implementing the stand-alone biosecurity.gov.au website delivers on the collective response of all agriculture ministers to recommendation 21 of the 2017 independent review of the national biosecurity system.
- The national biosecurity website is a key component of delivering a strategic action under Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030.