Office of Health Protection (OHP)
The formal consultation process on the draft legislation closed on 24 October 2012. All the submissions made as part of the initial phase of the consultation were considered and where appropriate amendments were made to the draft legislation.
This page contains information on Biosecurity Legislation.
The Biosecurity Bill 2012 and the Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill were introduced into Parliament on 28 November 2012.
The Department of Health and Ageing is working in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) 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.