Dairy products for human consumption

We are reviewing the biosecurity risks associated with importing dairy products for human consumption into Australia.

Steps to complete this review

When we do a review, we:

  • review the science on pests and diseases of concern
  • assess and analyse biosecurity risks
  • develop proposed risk management measures
  • consult the public on the draft report and then review comments
  • publish a final report
  • develop import conditions
  • publish import conditions in our Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON)

About this review

In 1999, the department completed an import risk analysis on dairy products for human consumption from all countries. This led to the development of import conditions for dairy products, which have been updated over time as particular aspects were revised.

This review aims to modernise Australia’s dairy import conditions to reflect the current and future trading environment.

This review is considering the biosecurity risks associated with importing (from any country) dairy products for human consumption into Australia. It includes dairy products manufactured from milk obtained from cattle, buffalo, sheep and goats.

In January 2021 we invited submissions on specific issues with Australia’s current import conditions for dairy products for human consumption. Submissions closed on 12 March 2021.

Next steps

We are now preparing the draft report. We will:

  • consider all submissions
  • identify potential biosecurity risks
  • propose appropriate risk management measures.

We will seek your feedback on the draft report when it is released.

Learn more about why we carry out risk analyses and our international obligations.

Contact us

For more information about this review email Animal Biosecurity.

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Last reviewed: 12 March 2021
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