Seeking Expressions of Interest - Biosecurity Advisory Committee Chair and Members

​​​​​​​​​​Expressions of interest are being sought for the position of Chair and M​embers of the new Biosecurity Advisory Committee (BAC) to be established under the Biosecurity Act 2019 (the Act).

Expressions of I​nterest close at 5 pm on Monday 7 October.

​The BAC is to give advice to the Minister and the Secretary on any matter related to biosecurity, in particular:
  • the requirements of a comprehensive and effective biosecurity system for Tasmania, and necessary linkages to other biosecurity systems (national and international)
  • opportunities to improve industry and community awareness of biosecurity
  • opportunities to improve collaboration in achieving improved biosecurity outcomes including preparedness for biosecurity emergencies
  • any other biosecurity related matter referred to the Committee by the Minister or the Secretary.​

The Committee will comprise a Chair and a membership comprising the following:
  • a representative of wild fisheries industries
  • a person with relevant knowledge and experience in science, industry and community liaison and education
  • a person with relevant accounting, economic or strategic planning expertise
  • a person with public administration expertise at both the State and local government level
  • a representative of animal-based agricultural industries
  • a representative of plant-based agricultural industries
  • a representative of aquaculture industries
  • a representative of tourism industries
  • a representative from environmental organisations
  • a community member
  • a State Service employee.
A member may satisfy more than one of the statutory membership criteria.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply, in accordance with the Tasmanian Government’s Women on Boards strategy, which aims to improve gender equity and increase female representation on its boards, statutory bodies and committee.

Your expression of interest should outline your suitability for appointment to the role of Chair or member of the BAC. 

Further information on the position of Chair and Member and on the selection process can be found below:

​Lodgin​​g your Expression of Interest

By mail:
EOI Biosecurity Advisory Committee
Biosecurity Tasmania
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania 7001


Expressions of Interest close at 5 pm on  Monday 7 October.


Furth​​​er Information

Manager - Office of the General Manager
Biosecurity Tasmania
Phone: 03 6165 3085
Mobile:  0429 401 994





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