Do you like to go on holidays? Help in the garden? Care for animals?
You can help protect our natural world, the food we eat and our pets. Be a Junior Biosecurity Officer!
Read on to learn more and find some fun activities. For kids aged 5 to 10.
What is Biosecurity?
Bio – means living, like a person, an animal or plant.
Security – means to keep things safe.
Biosecurity is how we protect our plants, animals, food and nature.
Can you imagine if you had giant slimy snails in your backyard? Or if lots of smelly brown marmorated stink bugs moved into your house?
These are pests. Pests can make it hard for us to enjoy everyday life. Some pests are bad for our plants and animals too.
We have good news for you! Australia is one of the only places in the world that doesn’t have these pests.
We are lucky to be free from lots of pests and diseases.
But when we travel overseas or send items in the mail, we can bring in pests and diseases.
It’s ok… we can stop them!
How can I be a Junior Biosecurity Officer?
Look out for pests or diseases in food, gifts, mail, luggage, or other items! Tell your family and friends if you see anything.
How you can help
Explore useful learning resources and videos.
See how we check mail when it arrives in Australia.
See how dogs like Sam help sniff out pests and diseases.
Meet Costa the Garden Gnome and Dirtgirl and learn more about biosecurity in the top end of Australia.
Download these activities
View and download the following activities.
Be a Junior Biosecurity Officer
A colouring in activity sheet to learn about biosecurity.
Colour me in
A colouring in activity about our detector dogs.
Where do threats come from?
An activity sheet where you can learn about where threats come from.
An activity about animal diseases.
All about quarantine
An activity sheet to learn more about Australia’s post entry quarantine facility.
Fill in the blanks activity
An activity where you can fill in the blanks and learn about biosecurity.
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