Australia is fortunate to be free from many pests and diseases found in other countries that could harm the health of animals, people, plants and the environment.
This favourable biosecurity status provides significant economic and community benefits for all Australians. It protects our agricultural sectors and supports our global reputation as a safe and reliable trading nation.
Managing Australia’s biosecurity system is a big job. The Australian Government works in partnership with other governments, industry and the community to prevent exotic pests and diseases from arriving, and helping to control outbreaks when they do occur.