The Biosecurity Animal Division works to maintain and enhance trade and market access for animals and animal products. The division undertakes risk analyses for animals and animal products (terrestrial, avian and aquatic) and assesses applications for the import of live animals, biological materials and animal genetic material. The division also provides policy and technical advice on marine pest biosecurity. It works collaboratively with Australian industries, governments and the community to strengthen Australia's animal disease prevention, preparedness and response capabilities, as well as providing leadership and strategic direction on domestic and international animal health issues. Working closely with these stakeholders, we maintain and enhance the health and sustainability of Australia's animal, animal products sectors and environment, and support human health in Australia and overseas. The Division also facilitates the export of live animals and animal genetic material by negotiating animal health protocols and animal health certification with overseas authorities.

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  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 858, Canberra ACT 2601

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