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

Secure your farm with new website

20 March 2013

Farm Biosecurity – the program which provides Australian producers with information on protecting their properties from diseases, pests and weeds – has a brand new website.

The refreshed is a one-stop-shop for all information about on-farm biosecurity, including tips and tools such as videos, records and manuals.

And the first 200 visitors to the site to sign up for the monthly newsletter will receive a free Farm Biosecurity gate sign, which is an essential tool in any farm’s biosecurity plan.

Farm Biosecurity was established in 2007 for all producers across Australia and is funded and managed jointly by Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia.

The program’s executive manager at Animal Health Australia, Mr Duncan Rowland, said the site is an independent portal to credible and reliable information, drawing on both industry and government sources.

“Over the past several months, we’ve been busy pulling together a wealth of information from our members and stakeholders about recent developments in on-farm biosecurity practices to add to our existing material,” Mr Rowland said.

“As well as updated information, the new website provides easier navigation and access to a greater range of online resources, including important records and animal health declarations.

“We have tailored the information to the needs of individual producers, with dedicated industry pages and a unique personal farm profile builder.”

Mr Brad Siebert, Program Manager for Biosecurity Planning & Implementation at Plant Health Australia, added that the new website is an easy to navigate information portal with a clean and attractive layout.

“We’re confident plant producers will find the new website simple to use and that it reflects the biosecurity expertise of our members, which includes government and industry,” Mr Siebert said.

“I would encourage all farmers to visit and review the extensive range of resources on offer.”

Feedback, biosecurity tips, tools and ideas can be emailed to .

Media contacts: Martin Blaszczyk, Animal Health Australia, 02 6203 3988 or 0413 626 373