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Animal import risk analyses

​​​​​​​​​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources develops policies that allow for the safe importation of animals, their genetic material and other animal products.

These policies are based on a 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 1908and were called an Import Risk Analysis. This legislation has been superseded by the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Major policy changes are based on a Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis (BIRA) process. More information about this process can be found in the Biosecurity Import Risk Analysis guidelines.

Minor amendments are addressed through a non-regulated analysis.

Current animal risk analyses

Current risk analyses for the importation of animals and animal products:

Finalised animal risk analyses

Information relating to finalised risk analyses for the importation of animals and animal products:

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