Statutory Review of the Biosecurity Act 2015

Protecting NSW Biosecurity Industries and the Environment - The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is seeking your feedback for the statutory review of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Biosecurity protects our community, economy and environment from pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants. NSW and Australia are fortunate to be free of many pests and diseases that impact other countries. We have great access to fresh food, fibre, open spaces and a unique environment.

However, increased global trade, recreational travel and population are contributing to rising biosecurity risks.

As part of the Statutory Review of the Biosecurity Act 2015, a Discussion Paper has been developed which seeks your feedback to help ensure the Act continues to meet current and future biosecurity risks and challenges.  This Discussion Paper includes questions to prompt consideration. The questions in this Discussion Paper are intended to prompt discussion and are not indicative of a proposed course of action.

Readers are encouraged to respond to as many or as few topics as they wish, and comment on any other issues relevant to the objectives of the review. We value the views of all members of the community and encourage interested parties to make a submission.

Comments closed on the 11 February 2023.

NSW DPI invites stakeholders and interested groups to make submissions based on this discussion paper

Biosecurity Act discussion paperPlease read the following documents for more information:

Please note that, unless requested otherwise, submissions made are public documents, and therefore subject to Government information public access law.

Submissions have now closed. Thankyou to all who lodged a submission.

Public exhibition was open from 20 December 2022 to 11 February 2023.