The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources develops policies that allow for the safe importation of animals, their genetic material and other animal products.
These policies are based on biosecurity risk analyses completed by the department. These analyses consider the biosecurity risk associated with the importation of animals and animal products taking into account Australia’s international obligations.
More information about the risk analysis process can be found at:
We release Biosecurity Advice notices to inform stakeholders about our biosecurity work including import risk analyses. Biosecurity Advice notices are sent to registered stakeholders and are available on our website. To become a registered stakeholder, complete the information at register as a stakeholder.
Information relating to current and finalised animal risk analyses is available below.
Current animal risk analyses
Finalised animal risk analyses
As import policies and conditions may change over time, due to factors such as new scientific information or changes to disease distribution, stakeholders are advised to check current import conditions on the Australian Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) website.