Biosecurity & food safety

Biosecurity is important because it protects our economy, environment and community from pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants.

Biosecurity is a shared responsibility, and everybody has a role to play in protecting NSW from these biosecurity risks.

Under the new Act, everyone has a general biosecurity duty – this means anyone who deals with biosecurity matter is required to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risks they encounter.

In this section