Apply now to become a Biosecurity Officer

We are now recruiting

We are looking for people who care about keeping Australia free of damaging pests and diseases.

As a Biosecurity Officer, you will make a valuable contribution to Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries.

Who we are looking for

If you enjoy working as part of a team and want to help safeguard Australia’s natural resources, a career as a Biosecurity Officer may interest you.

We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds and encourage people from all walks of life to apply.

You could be a great fit if you are:

  • inquisitive and curious
  • focused with a great attention to detail
  • decisive, in line with legislation, with the ability to notice things others may not
  • committed to demonstrating the highest levels of integrity
  • professional and people focused
  • keen to learn and be part of an organisation that will help you develop and grow.

What to expect

On any given day you might find yourself:

  • assessing documents for imported or exported commodities
  • inspecting people, goods, aircraft and ships to safeguard Australia’s biosecurity and export markets
  • managing items that don’t comply with our biosecurity legislation
  • representing the department as a regulator, upholding and explaining policies to industry, passengers or stakeholders
  • answering questions and providing advice about biosecurity risk items such as food, meat and plant material.

Meet the team


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What’s in it for you

As well as usual benefits, you’ll enjoy:

  • a career that is challenging and rewarding, with variety and a real sense of responsibility
  • the opportunity to grow your career in a large and diverse organisation
  • training, development and support to succeed
  • the opportunity to make a difference every day.

Apply now

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Last reviewed: 16 January 2020
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