National Biosecurity Committee
We manage a national, strategic approach to biosecurity in Australia. This includes the effect of pests and diseases on our agriculture, environment, and on community wellbeing.
To support our goals, we:
- promote a coordinated and consistent approach to biosecurity between Australian governments
- ensure we target risks while still supporting trade and the movement of goods, animals and vessels around Australia
- provide advice to the Agriculture Senior Officials Committee
We were established under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity (IGAB). Read more about the role and members of the National Biosecurity Committee (NBC).
We oversaw the development of the National Biosecurity Strategy released in August 2022.