Providing practical information to help you protect your farm from biosecurity risks

What is farm biosecurity?

Farm biosecurity is a set of measures designed to protect a property from the entry and spread of pests and diseases. Farm biosecurity is your responsibility, and that of every person visiting or working on your property.

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Biosecurity essentials

The best defence against pests and diseases is to implement sound biosecurity practices on your farm. Quick and simple measures built into everyday practice will help protect your farm and your future.

Farm biosecurity toolkit

We have tools, tips and manuals to help you implement farm biosecurity on your property. You will also find individual profiles for a range of livestock and crops: or you can create a profile tailored to your farm.

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    • Australian Biosecurity Awards: the winner is … us!

      March 10, 2017

      The Farm Biosecurity Program, Australia’s only national on-farm biosecurity awareness program, was recognised by winning the Australian Government’s prestigious government biosecurity award on Tuesday 7 March. This award celebrates not only a significant biosecurity initiative but highlights the strong collaborative partnership between Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA). The annual Australian Biosecurity […]

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    • Look before you leap when moving cattle

      Stock and station agent, Peter Dowling, from Cloncurry in Queensland thought he had all the right checks and balances. In 2014, Peter purchased and transported a herd of stud bulls from Queensland and commercial cows from the Northern Territory to Western Australia on behalf of a client. However, upon arrival at the border to Western […]

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    • Doing the important not the urgent: Biosecurity on farm

      March 7, 2017

      Biosecurity underpins Australian agriculture, but people are so busy running their farms they don’t think about it – so says National Farmers’ Federation’s biosecurity taskforce chairman Ron Cullen. Ron is an advocate for change in the way farmers think about biosecurity. “People are a bit sceptical about taking the extra step and putting up a sign […]

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    • Alert: New plant pest found in Perth

      The Department of Agriculture and Food in WA has started surveillance in commercial crops and backyard gardens in the Perth area, looking for signs of a new vegetable pest. Department Acting Chief Plant Protection Officer Sonya Broughton said officers were working with the horticulture industry to respond to the exotic plant pest, tomato potato psyllid […]

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    • Spots that were unusual

      February 15, 2017

      Have you spotted anything unusual on your property? Well, prawn farmers on the Logan River in Queensland have literally been spotting unusual spots – aptly identified as white spot disease. There is now a concerted effort underway to detect further cases, enforce movement controls in the Logan River area and hopefully eradicate the disease. This […]

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