Biosecurity Tasmania was created as a division
within DPIPWE in 2014 by merging the former Invasive Species Branch with the
Biosecurity and Product Integrity division. This created a single Government
unit with expanded biosecurity responsibilities covering primary industries and
Biosecurity Tasmania is involved across the
biosecurity spectrum from pre-border to post-border, policy and legislation,
risk assessment, research, diagnostics and response.
Over time, there are likely to be some changes as the
business functions of the previously separate groups are aligned.
A priority set by the Tasmanian Government for
Biosecurity Tasmania is the major task of reviewing all legislation under its