State and territory biosecurity roundtables

The National Biosecurity Committee presents a series of biosecurity roundtables each year. These are hosted by state and territory governments.


At the beginning of the year, the Committee selects a roundtable theme(s) for the year.

This theme is the focus of the roundtables. The roundtable discussions conclude with the National Biosecurity Forum. The forum is hosted by us at the end of each year.

The National Biosecurity Committee has agreed to the following themes for the 2021 biosecurity roundtables:

  • Taking a future focus - a national biosecurity strategy
  • Shared responsibility and partnerships
  • Preparedness.

We also run separate Environmental biosecurity roundtables.

Purpose and scope

The roundtables are an opportunity for participants to discuss biosecurity issues with government, industry, producers, environmental and community groups.

Participants use the roundtables to:

  • build relationships
  • demonstrate a commitment to open and honest engagement
  • educate and inform others about current and future biosecurity challenges
  • network and explore ideas about the future direction of biosecurity
  • discuss governments’ biosecurity commitments and activities
  • discuss issues specific to stakeholder groups.

For more information on these roundtables, please contact the Biosecurity Roundtable Secretariat.


Download summary reports from each state and territory biosecurity roundtable. These are circulated after each event.

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Privacy notice - meetings, roundtables and forums

Personal information means any information or opinion about an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual.

Sensitive information is a subset of personal information and includes any information or opinion about an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinion or association, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, sexual preferences or practices, trade or professional associations and memberships, union membership, criminal record, health or genetic information and biometric information or templates.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment collects your personal information (as defined by the Privacy Act 1988) in this form for the purposes of registering you for this Biosecurity Roundtable Program event. If the relevant personal information requested in this consent form is not provided by you, the department will be unable to register you for the event.

The department may also collect your personal information at the event. The department may take photographs, videos and audio recordings for the purpose of promoting biosecurity events organised by the department (including NBC Jurisdictional Roundtables, Environmental Biosecurity Roundtables and the National Biosecurity Forum).

Personal information may be disclosed to persons or organisations where necessary for these purposes, provided the disclosure is consistent with the Privacy Act. Your personal information will be used and stored in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.

The department may publish photographs, video and audio content from the event on its website or social media accounts. The website and social media accounts are accessible to members of the public in Australia and overseas. If your photograph is published on the department’s website or social media accounts, it is likely to be disclosed to overseas recipients accessing the website or social media accounts.

By completing and submitting this form and attending the event, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of all personal information (including sensitive information) as set out in this notice.

See the department’s Privacy Policy to learn more about accessing or correcting personal information or making a complaint. Alternatively, contact us.

Last reviewed: 19 April 2021
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