Training and events



Course/ Event



12 - 13 June 2019
Animal Health Australia, the Invasive Species Council and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions have announced the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium to be held 12-13 June on the Gold Coast, QLD.

The Symposium theme is preventative biosecurity practices and will focus on research and innovation, outside-of-the-box thinking and the exchange of knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective – agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics and the environment.

Gold Coast, QLDSymposium



The emergency management learning and development program (known as EMtrain) provides training and exercises for all NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) employees and partners.

Online modules

Emergency management training


Biosecurity Awareness for Abattoir, knackery and saleyard workers

NSW Department of Primary Industries and partners have created resources to build the skills and knowledge of workers who may be amongst the first to detect emergency animal disease.

Online resources

Animal biosecurity training


Understanding the Biosecurity Act - Authorised Officer training

A comprehensive training program has been developed to provide authorised officers with the necessary skills and knowledge they need to perform their functions under the Biosecurity Act 2015. It is compulsory for all authorised officers under the Act to successfully complete the online course.

Online modules



VETLEARN Veterinarians, hobby farmers and backyard livestock

A two-hour online course that provides veterinarians with the confidence and resources to build their business and improve engagement with hobby farmers, smallholders and clients with backyard livestock.

Online course

Course for vets (CPD and VETED points apply)



Course/ Event



16 - 17 May 2019

NSW Apiarists Association Annual Conference

The NSW Apiarists' Association held its 2019 Annual Conference at Panthers Bathurst on 16-17 May.

The theme of this years conference was "Apiculture & Future Food Security".

Panthers Bathurst, NSW Conference
24 October 2018

Exercise Orange Juice

A practical exercise involving our industry partners and stakeholders  to prepare NSW for an outbreak of citrus canker, following recent outbreaks in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Griffith, NSW

Simulated exercise

22 September 2018

Orange Agricultural Institute Open Day

The Orange Agricultural Institute (OAI) held an open day on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

The displays promoted the latest science and research on climate, horticulture, viticulture, invasive species (pest animals and weeds), biosecurity, agronomy, irrigation, sheep and pastures.

Orange Agricultural Institute, 1447 Forest Road, Orange

Open day

5-9 March 2018

Exercise Border Bridge

Exercise Border Bridge was held in March 2018 and was designed to test how New South Wales and Queensland respond to a biosecurity emergency affecting both states.

NSW and Queensland

Simulated exercise

27 - 28 February 2019 (Sydney) 

24 - 30 March 2019 (China)

e-commerce in China for regional agribusinesses

How can your business access the lucrative Chinese e-commerce market?

NSW DPI is offering NSW agribusinesses the opportunity to take part in an intensive workshop in Sydney and a week-long trade mission to China.

China has the world’s largest e-commerce market, worth an estimated US$1.53 (AU$2.13) trillion in 2018 - and still growing.

Contact NSW DPI to take part and use this opportunity to develop and strengthen your online marketing skills with the potential to promote your products and services to a 1.4 billion strong Chinese market.

Sydney and ChinaParticipant funded event