Our department develops policies that allow the safe importation of plant and plant products.
Risk analysis considers the level of biosecurity risk that may be associated with the importation of a good, and identifies appropriate ways to manage the risk.
Risk analyses conducted by our department establish a balance between Australia’s
international obligations and the various biosecurity risks that goods may pose to our country.
More information about the risk analysis process can be found on the
conducting a biosecurity risk analysis page and in the
Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis guidelines.
Risk analysis efficiency trials
As part of
strengthening biosecurity surveillance and analysis under the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, new initiatives are being trialled to increase the efficiency of the risk analysis process. Initiatives include assessing several market access requests together and assessing groups of pests together. We are also improving communication about risk analyses and engagement with stakeholders.
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 on the
registered stakeholders web page.
A list of current plant risk analyses and finalised plant risk assessments are available below.
Current plant risk analyses (chronological)
Finalised plant risk analyses