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Know the signs of Foot-and-mouth disease

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious animal disease that affects cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.

Know the signs and when to act

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We are now the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

This is the place to find Australian Government information about agriculture, fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and trade.

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FMD-LSD

Make biosecurity a priority on your property now

Foot-and-mouth disease and lumpy skin disease are two of the world’s most serious animal diseases.

Know the signs & when to act

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National Biosecurity Strategy 2022-2032

The National Biosecurity Committee in consultation with key stakeholders developed a National Biosecurity Strategy to provide a strategic direction for Australia’s biosecurity system.

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Agriculture and land

Building stronger and more sustainable agriculture, fisheries, forestry and land care.

Biosecurity and trade

Lowering biosecurity risks to Australia, and assisting industry to accelerate growth towards a $100 billion agricultural sector by 2030.

Science & research

Science and research

Understanding research and collecting data to support informed decisions and policies.

Fisheries

Fisheries

Working together to manage Australia's fisheries now and into the future.

Forestry

Forestry

Shaping a strong industry focused on sustainable use of our forests.

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We enhance our agricultural industries and trade, and manage the threat of biosecurity risks to Australia.

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News and Media

  • Media release
  • Biosecurity
28 September 2022
A new workshop on 7 October 2022 will present research findings and seek stakeholder feedback on how design of ports and selection of building materials can support marine pest management.
  • Media release
  • Biosecurity
28 September 2022
World Rabies Day 2022 with the theme ‘Rabies: One Health, Zero Deaths’ is raising awareness of the global target to end human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030.
  • News
  • Agriculture
27 September 2022
Increased agricultural sector lending activity is an encouraging sign that our farmers are looking to expand and invest in their businesses.