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).

Good biosecurity is a huge job. We don’t do this work alone.

The National Biosecurity Committee is currently developing a national biosecurity strategy. Find out more.