Practicing good biosecurity means taking action to protect our borders from the negative impacts of pests, diseases, weeds, and contaminants.
Being biosecure will help ensure pests, diseases and weeds don’t travel with you as you visit different areas of Australia, helping minimise the risk to Australia’s unique environments and valuable agricultural markets.
Everyday good practices are all part of being biosecure. This includes:
There are certain actions anyone who travels interstate and across quarantine borders 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 around:
As well as prescribing the rules for high risk biosecurity matter, the Biosecurity Act 2015 includes a biosecurity duty for anyone who travels across interstate and quarantine borders, 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, and weeds and contaminants.
This means you need to: