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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

  • News
  • Agriculture
26 September 2022
We’re celebrating 100 days of paperless export trade with the European Union (EU). Agricultural exports of edible meat, dairy and seafood are now traded without paper certificates.
  • Media release
  • Agriculture
26 September 2022
The Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has been commissioned by the NSW Government to prepare an independent report on NSW rice vesting arrangements.
  • Media release
  • ABARES
26 September 2022
The Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has been commissioned by the NSW Government to prepare an independent report on NSW rice vesting arrangements.