You will require this approval if you intend to operate as an inspector of all plants, plant products, plant vectors, used packages and agricultural equipment and soil. Biosecurity Authorised Officers are usually appointed within government agencies, but may be sourced as outside biosecurity contractors.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
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:
- apply using the prescribed form
- provide detail of qualification and expertise
- provide detail of testing procedures and processes
- provide any other information or documentation required by the agency
- pay the prescribed fees.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the approval.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.
Application for Biosecurity Authorised Officer (Plant Standards) Approval - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Plant Biosecurity Act 2010 (Victoria)
Plant Biosecurity Regulations 2012 (Victoria)
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