SSBA Fact Sheets

The purpose of the SSBA Fact Sheets is to support the education and awareness of the SSBA Regulatory Scheme and provide information to stakeholders on topics of particular interest.

Page last updated: 10 January 2014

Please note that the SSBA Fact Sheets are currently being updated to reflect the changes to the SSBA Standards. Entities will be notified once the new Fact Sheets are available.

Stakeholders are welcome to suggest areas of interest that may warrant the development of further Fact Sheets. Suggestions may be sent to ssba (ssba@health.gov.au) for consideration. A list of current SSBA Fact Sheets can be found below.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the background of the SSBA Regulatory Scheme.

This fact sheet provides information about the SSBA Regulatory Scheme’s administering body along with relevant contact details.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the legislation that governs the regulation of controls for handling SSBAs in Australia and includes the National Health Security Act 2007, the National Health Security Regulations 2008 and the SSBA Standards.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the exemptions under the SSBA Regulatory Scheme.

This fact sheet provides information about the List of SSBAs.

This fact sheet provides information about the roles and responsibilities of Top Management.

Fact Sheet 7 covering monitoring and compliance is now superseded by Guideline 10 SSBA Regulatory Scheme Monitoring Inspections.

This fact sheet provides information about the emergency disease situation provisions that enable the Minister to suspend some or all regulatory obligations for handling SSBAs should there be an SSBA-related disease outbreak.

This fact sheet provides information about disposal under the National Health Security Act 2007 and provides an overview of common means of destruction.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the information security requirements of the SSBA Regulatory Scheme, and is designed to assist entities and facilities in meeting the information security requirements under the SSBA Standards.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the additional requirements for handling Tier 1 SSBAs if you are already registered for handling Tier 2 SSBAs.

This fact sheet provides an overview of domestic legislation that may have implications for entities handling biological agents.

This fact sheets provide an overview of international conventions that may have implications for entities handling SSBAs.

This fact sheet provides an overview about the dual-use dilemma.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the National Health Security (NHS) checks conducted under the SSBA Standards. It covers the need for NHS checks, applying for NHS checks, timeframes and provisional arrangements.

This fact sheet provides information about how to handle the security considerations when an emergency situation, such as a freezer malfunction, or if emergency maintenance is required, that may require the SSBA to be moved outside of the secure perimeter.

This fact sheet provides information about the 2013 changes to the National Health Security Act 2007, the National Health Security Regulations 2008 and the SSBA Standards (March 2013).