Regulator function

Managing biosecurity risks, risks related to ballast water, and to give effect to Australia's international rights and obligations under the SPS Agreement and Biodiversity Convention.


  • Biosecurity Act 2015

Regulated community

  • Importers of all goods including fertiliser, fish and forest products and live animals.
  • Import cargo and shipping industries
  • General public
  • Travellers to/from Australia (outbound and inbound)


Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Internal to department / external entity


Ministerial Statement of Expectations date

16 February 2022 (not yet published)