Australian Biosecurity Awards

Biosecurity is a shared responsibility.

Across the country, Australians are safeguarding the nation from pests and diseases.

We present the Australian Biosecurity Awards each year. They recognise significant commitment to our nation’s biosecurity system.

The awards recognise the work of:

  • individuals
  • businesses
  • industry
  • government
  • non-government organisations.

Award categories

The David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement Award

Open to individuals. For outstanding contributions to Australian biosecurity over a sustained period.

Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Category

Open to farmers and primary producers. For showing exceptional and proactive biosecurity practices.

We present this award jointly with Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia.

Industry Category

Open to industry and government organisations. For delivering significant outcomes for Australia’s biosecurity system. 

Government Category

Open to government departments and officials. For significant contributions to maintaining Australia’s biosecurity integrity.

Award recipients

Past winners include:

  • industry leaders in biosecurity
  • long-serving biosecurity officials
  • groups and individuals who managed significant pest and disease detections. 

Their stories show how important biosecurity is and why we must all do our part to support Australia’s biosecurity system.

See the first round winners from 2020.

Learn more about our past Australian Biosecurity Award winners.

How to nominate

Do you know a group or individual who have contributed to Australia’s biosecurity system? They deserve to be recognised.

Nominate them for an Australian Biosecurity Award.

Nominations for round 2 of the 2020 awards will open soon.

Email to find out more.

Last reviewed: 21 July 2020
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