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 a risk analysis completed by the department.
An analysis may be conducted as:
- Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis, under the
Biosecurity Act 2015
- Non-regulated risk analysis, reviewing existing biosecurity measures.
Regulated risk analyses conducted before 16 June 2016 were conducted under the
Quarantine Act 1908and were called an Import Risk Analysis. This legislation has been superseded by the
Biosecurity Act 2015.
Major policy changes are based on a Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis (BIRA) process. More information about this process can be found in the
Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis guidelines.
Minor amendments are addressed through a non-regulated analysis.
Current animal risk analyses
Current risk analyses for the importation of animals and animal products:
Finalised animal risk analyses
Information relating to finalised risk analyses for the importation of animals and animal products: