124-2017 - Publication of Biosecurity Awareness Packages for Seaports and Airports

20 December 2017

Who does this notice affect?

First point operators and entities at first points of entry including port and airport authorities, wharf owners and operators, stevedores, fixed base owners and operators, airlines, shipping lines, baggage handlers.

What has changed?

We are pleased to advise that final versions of the Biosecurity Awareness Package (Seaports) and Biosecurity Awareness Package (Airports) have been published to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website.

They are designed to support first point of entry operators to meet their obligations under Biosecurity Regulations 56 and 58. These regulations require each person who carries out operations at a first point of entry to be aware of the associated biosecurity risks and know how to report them.

The packages highlight the most common biosecurity risks you may encounter at seaports and airports, and provide information about how you should respond to them.

What do I need to do?

Any entity working with international arrivals at first points of entry will need to integrate the package into their existing induction programs. All staff should have completed the package before transitional first point of entry determinations expire in June 2019.

You can access the Biosecurity Awareness Package (Seaports) here and the Biosecurity Awareness Package (Airports) here.

Further Information

For further information please email Biosecurity First Points.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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