Biosecurity Bill

This page contains information on Biosecurity Legislation.

Page last updated: 21 November 2014

The Department of Health is working in consultation with the Department of Agriculture to develop and implement proposed new legislation to replace the Quarantine Act 1908.

The new legislation is being designed to provide a modern, flexible and adaptive approach to managing the risk of serious communicable diseases entering Australia, or emerging, establishing or spreading in Australia.

More information

For information on provisions that relate to the management of biosecurity risks relating to animal and plant pests and diseases, visit the Department of Agriculture Biosecurity Legislation website.