Biosecurity legislation

​​The Biosecurity Act 2015 (Biosecurity Act) commenced on 16 June 2016. It is co-administered by the Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Water Resources, and Health.

It was amended by the Biosecurity Amendment (Ballast Water and Other Measures) Act 2017.

Primary legislation and regulations

Delegated legislation, declarations and determinations

Delegated legislation, declarations and determinations support the operation of the Biosecurity Act.

The instruments listed on this page are some of the most commonly accessed. Additional instruments, explaining other topics relating to the Biosecurity Act, are available on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Biosecurity Goods Determinations

Other Instruments

Lists referenced in the Biosecurity Goods Determinations

These lists provide extra clarification on the Biosecurity Goods Determinations, and should be read together with those documents for a full understanding of legislative requirements.

They were last updated on 30 June 2017.

Other assistance