Authorisation as a Biosecurity Officer or Biosecurity Enforcement Officer - Australian Government

Service summary

From June 2016, you will require this authorisation if you intend to operate as a biosecurity officer or biosecurity enforcement officer. Biosecurity officers and enforcement officers carry out various functions under biosecurity laws. This may be at:

  • A landing place in Australian territory where an aircraft that is subject to biosecurity control has landed or intends to land;
  • A port in Australian territory where a vessel that is subject to biosecurity control has been moored or intends to be moored;
  • Premises that may be entered with the consent of the occupier or under a warrant; or
  • On premises that are deemed a biosecurity zone or operating as an approved arrangement.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the authorisation.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Authorisation as a Biosecurity Officer or Biosecurity Enforcement Officer - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Act(s) name

Biosecurity Act 2015 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address:
18 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 858
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601
Australia

Phone:

1800900090

Phone:

03 83186700

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