2030 Roadmap for Australian Biosecurity

26 May 2021
  • Australian Government has released Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030 
  • Ensure our biosecurity system continues to protect Australia’s environment, economy and way of life
  • Biosecurity is important for the government’s commitment to back the agriculture industry’s goal to be a $100 billion sector by 2030

The Australian Government has today released Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030, setting the direction for Australia’s biosecurity system. 

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030 will help the government build a stronger, smarter biosecurity system. 

“Protecting Australia’s world-class biosecurity system and our enviable status as a pest and disease-free nation is a priority for the government,” Minister Littleproud said. 

“Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030 is an important pillar in delivering the government’s Ag2030 plan to support the farm sector’s ambition of a $100 billion agriculture industry by 2030. 

“Biosecurity is essential to this goal. A strong biosecurity system is the only thing that stands between growing pest and disease risks and a productive, sustainable farm sector. 

“Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030 is our plan to address growing biosecurity risks by making sure we have the best controls, tools, processes and networks in place into the future.

“Biosecurity is not just about the Australian Government – everyone needs to play their part and pay their share.

“In consultation with our biosecurity partners, there will be a national biosecurity strategy to outline expectations and responsibilities of governments, industry and individuals to protect our biosecurity system. 

“Actions outlined in Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030 are supported by our recent Budget biosecurity investment of over $400 million. This comes on top of our record spending on biosecurity and export services in 2020-21. 

“I call on my state and territory colleagues to commit to biosecurity funding at or above 2016-17 levels in real terms, as recommended by the 2017 Craik review and as we have done.

For more information on Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030 visit www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/commonwealth-biosecurity-2030 and Delivering Ag2030 visit www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/ag2030  

Fast facts

  • The Commonwealth’s biosecurity goal will be realised by taking 9 strategic actions:
    • Accelerate efforts with our partners to create a strong, future orientated and efficient national biosecurity system
    • Expand offshore assurance arrangements and overseas supply chain integration
    • Grow our partnerships with near neighbours to build risk management capability and build engagement with international bodies
    • Invest in a skilled and responsive workforce supported by improved regulatory tools and information
    • Roll out advancements in detection technologies and business practices
    • Generate greater shared responsibility by improving awareness and understanding
    • Increase offshore intelligence, research and analysis of data to find the best way to plan for emerging threats  
    • Be better prepared for pest and disease incursions
    • Align our funding and investment model with future needs