From June 2016, you will require this approval if you intend to carry out biosecurity activities to manage biosecurity risks associated with specified goods, premises or other things under an arrangement. Biosecurity risks include:
- the likelihood of a disease or pest entering, establishing itself or spreading in Australia
potential of invasive pests and diseases to cause harm to human, animal or
plant health; to the environment or cause economic consequences associated
with the entry, establishment or spread of the disease or pest.
Goods include the following:
- an animal
- a plant
- a sample or specimen of a disease agent
- a pest
- any other article, substance or thing, including any kind of moveable property.
A proposed arrangement may provide for a person to carry out biosecurity activities at a particular place.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this approval you must:
- Provide all required documentation and personal information;
- Provide details of the proposed arrangement that is to be approved;
- Satisfy the Agency that the level of biosecurity risk associated with the operation of the arrangement is acceptable; and
- Be a fit and proper person, taking into account whether you have been convicted of an offence.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the approval.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for Approval of a Proposed Arrangement to Carry Out Biosecurity Activities - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Biosecurity Act 2015 (Australian Government)
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