About Biosecurity

Biosecurity Queensland:

  • coordinates the government's efforts to prevent, respond to, and recover from pests and diseases that threaten the economy and environment
  • works to ensure continued market access for our products
  • maintains our reputation for high standards of animal care and keeping
  • reduces the risks that chemical contaminants pose to agricultural food production systems and the environment
  • helps to ensure Queensland land and the environment is healthy and resilient.
  • Biosecurity Act 2014

    Queensland is developing new biosecurity legislation based on a single biosecurity Act and new subordinate legislation

  • About the work of Biosecurity Queensland

    Biosecurity Queensland brings together land protection, animal and plant biosecurity, environmental biosecurity, chemical use and animal welfare and keeping.

  • Landholder responsibilities

    Regardless of the size of your enterprise or hobby farm, as a rural landholder you play a vital role in minimising biosecurity risks, and protecting our industries and communities from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and contaminants.

  • Acts

    Summary versions and main applications of the Acts administered by Biosecurity Queensland within the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Last updated 27 November 2012