Managing Australia's biosecurity system

​​​​​​The Department of Agriculture manages quarantine controls at our borders. We also provide import and export inspection and certification to help retain Australia's highly favourable animal, plant and human health status and wide access to overseas export markets.

We also work closely with other Australian, state and territory government agencies - such as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Department of Health, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) and state/territory governments - to support their management of post-border detections and incursions of pests and diseases, and to support our own verification and certification activities for agriculture and food products.