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Plant risk analyses

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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.

Find out more about risk analysis efficiency trials​.​

Further information

The Biosecurity Plant Division uses the stakeholder register for distributing biosecurity risk analysis policy information to registered stakeholders. Stakeholders interested in receiving information and updates on biosecurity risk analyses are invited to subscribe via the department’s new online subscription service. By subscribing to Biosecurity Risk Analysis Plant, you will receive Biosecurity Advices and other notifications relating to plant biosecurity policy.

A list of current plant risk analyses and finalised plant risk assessments are available below.

Current plant risk analyses (chronological)

Finalised plant risk analyses

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