Consultation and engagement

​​​​Open consultation

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources continues to engage widely with stakeholders and clients for the delivery of stage 2 ​of the Biosecurity Legislation Implementation Programme. This next stage includes implementing the delayed, transitional and phased legislative provisions of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

More information on what changes to expect during stage 2 of implementation of the Biosecurity Act is available on the depar​tment website.

During stage 2, stakeholders and clients will be invited to provide comments on draft legislative instruments and administrative tools.

Draft First point of entry biosecurity standards (ports) and First point of entry biosecurity standards (landing places) are now available for comment.

Closed consultation

Between October 2015 and May 2016, comment was invited on the following pieces of delegated legislation:

  • Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2016
  • Biosecurity (Reportable Biosecurity Incidents) Determination 2016
  • Biosecurity Cost Recovery and Charges Imposition Regulations 2016
  • Biosecurity Regulation 2016: Assessment and Management
  • Biosecurity Regulation 2016: Ballast Water
  • Biosecurity (Acceptable Ballast Water Exchange Area) Declaration 2016
  • Biosecurity Regulation 2016: Compensation
  • Biosecurity Regulation 2016: Permits
  • Biosecurity (Pre-arrival Notices and Reports) Regulation 2016
  • Biosecurity Regulation 2016: Use of Protected Information
  • Biosecurity (Exposed Conveyances – Exceptions from Biosecurity Control) Determination 2016
  • Biosecurity (General) Regulation 2015: Approved Arrangements
  • Biosecurity (General) Regulation 2015: Inspector-General of Biosecurity
  • Biosecurity (General) Regulation 2015: Infringement Notices
  • Biosecurity (General) Regulation 2015: First points of entry
  • Biosecurity (Biosecurity Import Risk Analyses) Regulation 2015

More than one hundred submissions were received. Non confidential submissions can be found on the department’s website.

The final regulation package was approved by Federal Executive Council on 5 May and has been published on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Submissions received

Between August 2015 and May 2016, stakeholders were invited to comment on 18 pieces of delegated legislation under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

More than 100 submissions were received.

Disclaimer: All submissions have been published below unless marked ‘in confidence’ or where authors have not authorised publication of their submission on the department’s webpage.

Submissions that contained offensive language, potentially defamatory material, or copyright infringement have also not been published on this webpage.

Published submissions may not meet Australian Government accessibility requirements as they have not been prepared by the department.

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Multiple pieces of legislation

Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2016

Biosecurity (Reportable Biosecurity Incidents) Determination 2016

Biosecurity (General) Regulation 2015: Approved Arrangements

Biosecurity Regulation 2016: Ballast Water and Biosecurity (Acceptable Ballast Water Exchange Area) Declaration 2016

Biosecurity (Biosecurity Import Risk Analyses) Regulation 2015 and Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis guidelines 2015

Biosecurity Cost Recovery and Charges Imposition Regulations 2016

Biosecurity Regulation 2016: Compensation

Biosecurity (General) Regulation 2015: First points of entry

Biosecurity TasmaniaPDF Icon PDF [108 KB]

NSW FarmersPDF Icon PDF [340 KB]

Ports Australia PDF Icon PDF [113 KB]

Biosecurity (General) Regulation 2015: Inspector-General of Biosecurity

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