Australian Biosecurity Awards

​​​​​​The Australian Biosecurity Awards recognise individuals, groups and organisations in industry and government that show a commitment to working collaboratively with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to support and promote Australia's biosecurity and the systems that uphold it.

The winners of the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards were announced at the ABARES Outlook Conference dinner on Tuesday 3 March 2020 in Canberra.

Details of the 2020 award recipients are outlined in the Australian Biosecurity Awards booklet.

The 2020 award categories are:

  • David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement
  • Industry
  • Government
  • Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year.

The awards

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David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement Award

The David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution beyond their normal duties to Australian biosecurity over a sustained period of time.

The winner of the 2020 David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement Award was Dr Ron Glanville. Ron has dedicated more than 40 years to supporting valuable biosecurity outcomes for industries, government, the environment and communities.

Previous winners have included Mike Ashton, Paul Kenny, Llew Russell, Paul Stephenson, Trevor Weatherhead, Bruce Christie and Trevor Beaver.

Industry and Government Awards

These awards recognise industry and government organisations, teams (including schools and community groups) and individuals that have delivered significant outcomes for Australia’s biosecurity system.

The winners of the 2020 Industry Awards were Andrew Crawford, Manildra Group and Zoran Kostadinoski.

The winners of the 2020 Government Awards were NSW Department of Primary Industries and North Coast Local Land Services.

Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award

This award recognises Australian primary producers, including individuals and organisations, from large commercial operations, new and emerging niche industries, operators to hobby-level farmers.

The winners of the 2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Awards were Seafarms Group Ltd and Templeton Farming Enterprises.

The Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Awards are presented jointly with Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia.

For more information, please email aba@agriculture.gov.au

Last reviewed: 5 March 2020
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