Biosecurity Act 2015 (Biosecurity Act) commenced on
16 June 2016. It is co-administered by the Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Water Resources, and Health.
Primary legislation and regulations
Delegated legislation, declarations and determinations
Delegated legislation, declarations and determinations support the operation of the Biosecurity Act.
The instruments listed on this page are some of the most commonly accessed. Additional instruments, explaining other topics relating to the Biosecurity Act, are available on the
Federal Register of Legislation.
Biosecurity Goods Determinations
These determinations, with the exception of the Torres Strait Determination, were updated on 21 December 2017. Changes impact import requirements for a variety of goods. They also affect a number of the lists published to this page.
View a summary of the changes.
Lists referenced in the Biosecurity Goods Determinations
These lists provide extra clarification on the Biosecurity Goods Determinations, and should be read together with those documents for a full understanding of legislative requirements.