Biosecurity is important because it protects our economy, environment and community from pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants.

Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, everyone has a general biosecurity duty – this means anyone who deals with bio-matter is required to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risks they encounter.

Being biosecure means that you:

  • Take steps to prevent pests, diseases and weeds from entering NSW and spreading to new areas
  • Keep an eye out for pests, weeds and signs of disease
  • Report anything unusual to NSW DPI
  • Have the right licences, registrations and permits
  • Participating in the National Livestock Identification System, traceability and market assurance programs
  • Checking machinery and materials when they enter and leave your property for unwanted hitchhikers
  • Educating visitors on the importance of biosecurity
  • Having an emergency disease action plan
  • Participate where you can when NSWDPI are responding to incursions and biosecurity emergencies..