Learning about biosecurity
What is biosecurity? What does it mean for you? How does it work? What can you do to help to keep Tasmania safe from the effects of pests, weeds and diseases?
This page lists a number of online biosecurity learning and information resources, together with links to agencies, organisations and groups, who all have an important role in promoting and practicing biosecurity both in Tasmania - and throughout Australia.
A Guide to Tasmania's Biosecurity System
An outline of the way Tasmania’s biosecurity system works to protect the State’s freedom from these pests, weeds and diseases can be found on the Guide to Tasmania’s Biosecurity System page.
Other External Biosecurity Reources
Mission Biosecurity is anational website which features quizzes, videos and podcasts all aimed at educating and raising awareness around biosecurity.
Biosecurity Tasmania is proud to be a partner in Mission: Biosecurity
- a suite of interactive and entertaining digital education and information resources aimed at increasing biosecurity awareness and encouraging all Australians to take practical but effective actions to better manage biosecurity risks in their environment, communities and on their properties.
Organisations and groups with an important role in Tasmania's biosecurity
These groups and organisations play an important role in advocating for, and encouraging safe biosecurity practices in Tasmania; they include:
Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Fruit Growers Tasmania
Cradle Coast NRM
Tasmanian Agricultural Education Network
Australian Biosecurity Information and Resources
These organisations play an important national biosecurity role in support of the public and private sectors; they include:
National Pest and Disease Outbreaks
Australian Interstate Quarantine
Plant Health Australia
Animal Health Australia
Australian Government Agencies
The following agencies have legislated responsibility for biosecurity within their respective jurisdictions:
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
State and Territory Government
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Western Australia Department of Agriculture and Food
South Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA)
Australian Capital Territory (Biosecurity)
Northern Territory Government