Biosecurity Roundtables and National Forum

​Following the inaugural meeting in 2008, the Biosecurity Roundtable became an annual event to provide biosecurity stakeholders with an opportunity to engage with Australian, state and territory government representatives.

Stakeholders indicated that the annual event was a highly valued opportunity, and a series of roundtables in each state and territory was successfully trialled in 2016.

The purpose of the jurisdictional roundtables is to enable stakeholders and government agencies to discuss issues, hear views, and provide their perspectives and expertise on biosecurity-related issues facing their region.

For enquiries about future roundtable and forum events, or to register your interest, contact the Biosecurity Roundtable Secretariat.

Roundtable feedback

Stakeholder feedback from the 2016 roundtables was very positive:

  • 97% of respondents said they found the roundtable useful
  • 100% said they would recommend the roundtable to others.

Participants use the roundtable event to:

  • build relationships
  • demonstrate a commitment to open and honest engagement
  • educate and inform others about current and future biosecurity challenges
  • provide the opportunity to network and explore ideas about the future direction of biosecurity
  • discuss governments’ biosecurity commitments and activities
  • discuss issues specific to stakeholder groups.

Roundtable reports

A summary of discussions from each jurisdictional roundtable was circulated to attendees after the event.

The roundtable reports are provided below.

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South Australia Roundtable Report—7 April 2017, Adelaide PDF 2253 KB
South Australia Roundtable Report—7 April 2017, Adelaide DOCX 2146 KB
South Australia Roundtable Report—12 April 2016, Adelaide PDF 2233 KB
South Australia Roundtable Report—12 April 2016, Adelaide DOCX 233 KB
Tasmania Roundtable Report—28 April 2016, Hobart PDF 2237 KB
Tasmania Roundtable Report—28 April 2016, Hobart DOCX 233 KB
Western Australia Roundtable Report – 9 June 2016, Perth PDF 2419 KB
Western Australia Roundtable Report—9 June 2016, Perth DOCX 232 KB
Queensland Roundtable Report—15 June 2016, Brisbane PDF 2326 KB
Queensland Roundtable Report—15 June 2016, Brisbane DOCX 240 KB
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Roundtable Report—22 June 2016, Sydney PDF 3245 KB
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Roundtable Report—22 June 2016, Sydney DOCX 334 KB
Victoria Roundtable Report—23 June 2016, Melbourne PDF 3234 KB
Victoria Roundtable Report—23 June 2016, Melbourne DOCX 333 KB
Northern Territory Roundtable Report—20 July 2016, Darwin PDF 2413 KB
Northern Territory Roundtable Report—20 July 2016, Darwin DOCX 233 KB

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National Forum report

A summary of discussions from National Forum that was circulated to attendees after the event.

The report is provided below with a copy of the day’s agenda and biographies of the speakers.

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National Biosecurity Forum Report—8 November 2016, Canberra PDF 6370 KB
National Biosecurity Forum Report—8 November 2016, Canberra DOCX 652 KB
National Biosecurity Forum Report Attachment A—8 November 2016, Canberra PDF 1388 KB
National Biosecurity Forum Report Attachment A—8 November 2016, Canberra DOCX 1123 KB
National Biosecurity Forum Report Attachment B—8 November 2016, Canberra PDF 3333 KB
National Biosecurity Forum Report Attachment B—8 November 2016, Canberra 327 KB