Biosecurity legislation

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​The 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.

Other Instruments

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.

Lists currently in effect

Lists in effect from 21 December 2017

Lists in effect from 1 March 2018

  • List of Species of Fresh Cut Flowers and Foliage with Alternative Conditions for Import (External Territories)
  • List of Species of Fresh Cut Flowers and Foliage with Alternative Conditions for Import

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