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About DAFF Biosecurity
DAFF Biosecurity is part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).
DAFF Biosecurity manages quarantine controls at our borders to minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering the country. DAFF Biosecurity also provides import and export inspection and certification to help retain Australia’s highly favourable animal, plant and human health status and wide access to overseas export markets.
Australia is free from a number of biological threats, such as foot and mouth disease, that have had major economic and environmental consequences for other countries.
As international travel has become easier, the job of keeping Australia free of unwanted pests has become more demanding. DAFF Biosecurity continuously looks to improve the effectiveness of the quarantine effort by working closely with other areas within DAFF to manage Australia’s biosecurity system. We also work closely with other Australian Government agencies – such as Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Department of Health and Ageing, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) and state/territory governments – to support their management of post–border detections and incursions of quarantine pests and diseases, and to support our own verification and certification activities for agriculture and food products.
In this section
Biosecurity Compliance Strategy
- DAFF Imports Compliance Statement 2012-13
- Biosecurity Bulletin
- DAFF Biosecurity Service Charter
- Australian Quarantine a shared responsibility: The Nairn Report
- Managing for Quarantine Effectiveness
- Ernst and Young report: Review of Quarantine Border Security Strategies and Policies
- Subscribe to DAFF Biosecurity
- Australian Biosecurity Awards
- Cultural and Seasonal Events
- International Students
- Languages other than English
- Top Watch
- Centenary of Quarantine
22 Nov 2012