NSW Animal Biosecurity & Welfare Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Cover image of the NSW animal biosecurity strategic plan

'Animal biosecurity' means protecting the economy, environment and community from negative impacts of diseases and pests that affect animals.

The NSW Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan ('Strategic Plan') guides priority activities to safeguard the economy, environment and community from diseases and pests that affect animals as well as improve animal welfare outcomes.

Scope

The Strategic Plan covers:

  • animal diseases
  • pests of animals
  • residues and contaminants associated with animal production
  • livestock traceability
  • emergencies which impact on animals or animal production and
  • animal welfare

The term animal includes:

  • production animals
  • wildlife
  • companion animals
  • animals used for exhibition and research purposes and
  • others, like aquatic animals.

Current Plan