State and territory biosecurity roundtables and National Biosecurity Forum

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The NBC presents a series of biosecurity roundtables and a National Biosecurity Forum each year. These events are an opportunity for participants to talk about biosecurity issues directly with Australian and state/territory government representatives, a wide range of industry members, producers and environmental and community groups.

The state and territory biosecurity roundtables are hosted by the  government department responsible for biosecurity in each state or territory. The National Biosecurity Forum is hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

2019 calendar of events

10 AprilSouth Australia Biosecurity Roundtable
JulyNew South Wales Biosecurity Roundtable
AugustVictoria Biosecurity Roundtable
SeptemberQueensland  Biosecurity Roundtable
OctoberNorthern Territory Biosecurity Roundtable​
14 NovemberNational Biosecurity Forum, Canberra

Dates will be confirmed shortly.

For enquiries about future roundtable and forum events, or to register your interest, contact the Biosecurity Roundtable Secretariat.

For information on the environmental biosecurity roundtables co-hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Department of the Environment and Energy please visit the Environmental Biosecurity webpage.


Following the inaugural meeting in 2008, the Biosecurity Roundtable became an annual event to provide biosecurity stakeholders with an opportunity to engage with Australian, state and territory government representatives.

Stakeholders indicated that the annual event was a highly valued opportunity, and a series of roundtables in each state and territory was successfully trialled in 2016.

Event feedback

Over 660 people participated in the state and territory biosecurity roundtables and National Biosecurity Forum in 2018. Participant feedback was very positive. Of those that provided feedback:

  • 69% found the discussions and activities valuable
  • 81% indicated that that they would attend similar events in the future
  • 68% would recommend the events to a colleague

Participants use the roundtable events to:

  • build relationships
  • demonstrate a commitment to open and honest engagement
  • educate and inform others about current and future biosecurity challenges
  • provide the opportunity to network and explore ideas about the future direction of biosecurity
  • discuss governments’ biosecurity commitments and activities
  • discuss issues specific to stakeholder groups.

Latest report

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Queensland Biosecurity Roundtable – 11 October 2018, Brisbane HTML  
Queensland Biosecurity Roundtable – 11 October 2018, Brisbane PDF151.9 MB

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State and territory biosecurity roundtable reports

Summary reports from each state and territory biosecurity roundtable are circulated after each event and provided below.

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National Biosecurity Forum reports

Summary reports from the National Biosecurity Forum are circulated after each event and provided below.



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