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


Everyone in the zoo industry can have an important role to play in protecting animals, staff, visitors and the property from biosecurity threats.

On this page, you will find tools to help you implement simple, everyday biosecurity practices to help you secure your animals, your property and your business.

National Zoo Biosecurity ManualThe current best practice biosecurity measures for the Australian zoo industry are detailed in the National Zoo Biosecurity Manual. The manual is intended for use by individual zoos, including fauna parks, sanctuaries, aquariums and marine parks, holding native and/or exotic species, as a tool to help them to gauge their own biosecurity requirements and to assist them to develop a biosecurity plan suitable for their particular circumstances. The manual outlines both basic guidelines and higher level guidelines for all zoos.

Biosecurity toolkit

The best way to protect your zoo from biosecurity risks is to keep diseases and pests out of the zoo. The National Zoo Biosecurity Manual contains a number of useful tools, including a biosecurity self audit checklist for ongoing assessment and improvement.



Biosecurity and farm inputs
Biosecurity and farm outputs
Biosecurity and people movement
FarmBiosecurity App
Feral animals and weeds
Production practices
Train, plan and record
Vehicle and equipment biosecurity

More information

For more information, visit the website of the Zoo and Aquarium Association.