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Biosecurity helps hunters
Practicing good biosecurity means taking action to protect NSW's community, environment and economy from the negative impacts of pests and diseases.
Being biosecure will help:
Responsible hunting practices are all part of being biosecure. These include:
There are certain actions hunters MUST legally take in order to be biosecure. These are detailed in the Biosecurity Act 2015 and supporting legislation.
The laws cover things that are likely to have the biggest impact on our economy, environment or community. They include rules:
Visit the Biosecurity policies and procedures page for more information (including ‘Principles for management of animal biosecurity and welfare in NSW’ and ‘Biosecurity - Surveillance for pests and diseases of animals’).
Your general biosecurity duty
As well as prescribing the rules for high risk biosecurity matter, the Biosecurity Act 2015 includes a biosecurity duty for hunters, and everyone who deals with biosecurity matter.
This means that all tiers of government, industry and the people of NSW need to work together to protect the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants.
This means hunters need to:
You can discharge your biosecurity duty by managing the risks you see. This may include:
Visit the General biosecurity duty page for more information.
Have a plan
The trick to managing biosecurity is that every hunter has a plan to manage different challenges and risks based on location, seasonal conditions, priority pests and activities.
A biosecurity plan can help you to identify the risks in your business and prioritise the biosecurity practices relevant to those risks.
Information on how to develop a pest management plan can be found at LLS.