Our role in biosecurity
We administer the parts of the national Biosecurity Act 2015 that relate to human health. This includes setting policy for other agencies to carry out at Australia’s international border.
International biosecurity obligations
Australia works with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other countries to manage public health risks, in line with the International Health Regulations 2005.
Importing human remains
Bringing human remains into Australia can pose a potential public health risk. Find out what you need to do to help keep Australia safe.