The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources develops policies that allow for the safe importation of plant and plant products.
These policies are based on an import 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 1908 and were called an Import Risk Analysis. This legislation has been superseded by the
Biosecurity Act 2015.
A BIRA will be undertaken when:
- relevant risk management measures have not been established, or
- relevant risk management measures for a similar good and disease/pest combination do exist, but the likelihood and/or consequences of entry, establishment or spread of diseases or pests could differ significantly from those previously assessed.
More information about this process can be found in the
Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis guidelines.
A risk analysis which does not meet the criteria for a BIRA is undertaken as a non-regulated analysis.
Biosecurity Advice notices are released by the department to inform stakeholders about its biosecurity work.
Biosecurity Advice notices are sent to registered stakeholders.
Current plant risk analyses (chronological)
Finalised plant risk analyses