Accreditation as a Biosecurity Certifier - New South Wales


You will require this accreditation if you intend to issue biosecurity certificates in NSW. Biosecurity certifiers can issue biosecurity certificates to individuals and organisations in NSW. Biosecurity certificates ensure that:

  • an area or thing is free from biosecurity matter, or contains a specified level of, any stated biosecurity matter (such as a specified pest, disease or contaminant)
  • biosecurity matter or any other things in a specified condition
  • biosecurity matter has been treated in a specified matter
  • biosecurity matter meets any other specified requirements.

Compliance with this accreditation system ensures that biosecurity certificates are issued in accordance with the Biosecurity Act and Regulations.

Your accreditation will be subject to specific limitations and conditions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation, you must:

  • possess the skills, knowledge and experience required by the appropriate accreditation policy
  • satisfy the Accreditation Authority that you are a suitable person to be accredited.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

As an accredited Biosecurity Certifier, you must ensure that a critical non-compliance event does not occur. A critical non-compliance event is one of the following:

  • a Biosecurity Certificate issued by you is incorrect in a material particular
  • you interference with a trap or other monitoring device in contravention of your accreditation
  • you refuse to participate or assist in the auditing process.


The applicant can select either a 1-year or 5-year term of accreditation.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $255.00 -
Apply Application All $750.00 A fee for a 5-year accreditation.
Renew Renewal All $160.00 -

Act(s) name

Biosecurity Act 2015 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Biosecurity Regulation 2017 NSW

Approval time

Applicants will be notified of the Accreditation Authoritys decision within 60 days..

Additional information

Your accreditation may be subject to conditions or limitations and you may be required to produce additional documentation before granting accreditation. Once you are accredited, you may apply for a variation of your accreditation.

Disqualified persons or entities

You may not be eligible for this accreditation if you:

  • have made a false statement or provided false or misleading documentation in the application process for any licence or authorisation under the Biosecurity Act
  • have previously been accredited as a biosecurity certifier but have since had your accreditation cancelled
  • have been convicted of an offence under the Biosecurity Act or any other law
  • have a history of non-compliance with the Biosecurity Act or Regulations.

Administering agency

Department of Industry

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Biosecurity NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Biosecurity NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Industry

Operating address: 161 Kite Street
Orange, New South Wales 2800
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 21
Orange, New South Wales 2800
Toll Free: 1800 808 095
Phone: 02 6391 3100
Fax: 02 6391 3336
Website: Biosecurity NSW (Opens in new window)