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Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) Symposium

8 May - 9 May

The program will focus on key areas, such as:

  • preparedness
  • diagnostics
  • surveillance
  • sustainable pest management
  • capability building

The PBRI members, including seven plant Research and Development Corporations and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, support Australian plant industries, worth $43.8  billion, by prioritising and investing in high impact biosecurity research together. The PBRI provides a collaboration platform to coordinate RD&E investment with cross – industry impact.

The Symposium will highlight selected this research from PBRI’s $69.4 million of coordinated investment in plant biosecurity.
Industries featured in the program and supported by PBRI are – horticulture, forest plantations, grains, wine, sugarcane, cotton, and new and emerging plant industries.

The program will reflect PBRI’s valued partnerships with Plant Health Australia, Better Border Biosecurity (B3) New Zealand, Euphresco, ACIAR and the Australian Plant Health Committee.

There will be a dedicated session on future plant biosecurity leaders which includes presentations and posters from up-and-coming leaders studying or working in the field of biosecurity.



The Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) invite you to register to attend the 2024 Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium (8-9 May 2024).

Please note that all fees are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST

Registration fees: 

  • Early Bird Registration Fee (available until 31 March 2024): $495
  • Standard Registration Fee: $595
  • Student Registration Fee: $195

Registration inclusions:

  • Full registrations include access to all symposium sessions on 8-9 May 2024, plus morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days.
  • Full time students are eligible for discounted registration. You will be required to provide your student ID upon arrival at the symposium.
  • Early bird discount applies for registrations received by 31 March 2024. After this date the full registration fee will apply.
  • Please note that places are limited for this symposium, so early registration is recommended to confirm your participation.

Symposium Dinner:

  • The Symposium Dinner will be held on the evening of Wednesday 8 May 2024 at Cairns Convention Centre
  • Tickets can be purchased for $95 per person.


Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative


Cairns Convention Centre
Sheridan St &, Wharf St
Cairns City, QLD 4870 Australia
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