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Updates to information sharing provisions under the Biosecurity Act

Changes are being made to modernise and harmonise the information management regime under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

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Prawn imports and biosecurity

The final report for the review of the biosecurity risks of prawns imported for human consumption has been released.

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2023-24 Budget

The 2023–24 Portfolio Budget Statements were released on 9 May 2023.

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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.



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



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

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News and Media

  • Media release
  • Biosecurity
9 June 2023
Deliberate attempts to circumvent our biosecurity laws has resulted in four $5,500 infringement notices given to four different passengers across a five-day period.
  • Media release
  • Department
8 June 2023
Farmers and land managers can have more confidence in soil practitioner knowledge thanks to a new $1 million accreditation funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
  • Statement
  • Live animal exports
7 June 2023
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry received initial allegations from Animals Australia on the evening of Sunday 28 May 2023 of non-compliance with the Exporter Supply Chain…