Facing the challenges on the horizon with a shared purpose – that’s the goal of a national biosecurity strategy being developed by Australian, state and territory governments, industry, environment groups and communities.

The years ahead will bring more risks to our food and fibre industries, and precious environments and places, in the form of pests and diseases. We know about many of them, but many others will be new threats.

Having clear national priorities and actions, and working together, is the best way we can be ready. The national biosecurity strategy is on the way to being finalised, and feedback will be valuable.

The consultation draft now released captures views heard to date about how the biosecurity system needs to evolve.

It outlines priority areas and initial strategic actions for our biosecurity system, and includes questions to guide comments, which will inform next steps.

Feedback will help shape the final version that will be presented to Australian ministers responsible for biosecurity later this year.

Everyone who enjoys Australia’s food, fibre and environment benefits from our biosecurity system. This strategy is for all Australians, so all views are invited.

Read the draft and give your feedback by 5pm AEDT on 18 March 2022.

You can also contact the National Biosecurity Strategy Project Team at nationalbiosecuritystrategy@awe.gov.au.

Find out more at haveyoursay.awe.gov.au/national-biosecurity-strategy.