Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis

The department will continue its collaboration with the CEBRA at the University of Melbourne with the Australian Government allocating $7.5 million over four years to 30 June 2025.

This investment will continue CEBRA’s vital contribution in helping ensure the department’s
management of biosecurity risk is informed by world-class research.

CEBRA is a long-standing biosecurity research initiative of the Australian Government and is integral to the department’s response to managing biosecurity risks facing Australia.

This important research initiative has been hosted at the University of Melbourne since March 2006. Operating as the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis (ACERA) until June 2013 and as the CEBRA from 1 July 2013, with the New Zealand Government becoming a member of the partnership at this time.

CEBRA plays an important role in providing the Australian and New Zealand governments with expert biosecurity risk analysis and advice to ensure biosecurity regulatory standards, procedures and tools are underpinned by world-class research. Its research activities help ensure that both governments are leaders in biosecurity risk management by undertaking collaborative research that informs a range of regulatory activities – such as risk analysis (the assessment, management, and communication of biosecurity risk), the setting of regulatory interventions, inspection activities and surveillance.

Further information on the CEBRA can be found in the program’s Grant Opportunity Guidelines 2021-25.


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Last reviewed: 20 July 2021
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