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Major Reports

Summary Report

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Methodology Report

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Horticulture and Viticulture

Broadacre Cropping



Extensive Livestock

Marine Fisheries

Biosecurity Risks

To be released in late 2024:

  • Barber's pole worm — Haemonchus contortus
  • Biting midge — Culicoides brevitarsis
  • Blowfly — Lucilia cuprina
  • Cattle tick — Rhipecephalus microplus or R. australis

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently asked questions will be available soon. If you have a question you would like answered, please get in touch with vulnerability.assessment@dpi.nsw.gov.au


  1. Darbyshire, R.O., Johnson, S.B., Anwar, M.R. et al. Climate change and Australia’s primary industries: factors hampering an effective and coordinated responseInt J Biometeorol 66, 1045–1056 (2022).
  2. Champion, C., Lawson, J.R., Pardoe, J. et al. Multi-criteria analysis for rapid vulnerability assessment of marine species to climate changeClimatic Change 176, 99 (2023).
  3. Johnson, S.B., Kelley, J.M., Ellis, B., Lawson, J., Davidson, B. and Dixon, N. (2023). Where could it be now? The vulnerability of New South Wales to parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) invasion. Proceedings of the 22nd Biennial NSW weeds conference. (Weed Society of New South Wales, Dubbo).
  4. Johnson, S B., Kelley, J M., Ellis, B., Lawson, J. (2022, 25-29 September) What is your state of vulnerability to climate change? Biosecurity and weed threats to New South Wales primary industries.  22nd Australasian Weeds Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Contact us

For more information, please get in touch with vulnerability.assessment@dpi.nsw.gov.au