General Biosecurity Obligation - Queensland


Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, individuals and organisations whose activities pose a biosecurity risk will have greater legal responsibility for managing them. This general biosecurity obligation (GBO) means they must take all reasonable steps to ensure they do not spread a pest, disease or contaminant.

A biosecurity risk exists when you deal with any pest, disease or contaminant, or with something that could carry one of these. This includes moving or keeping a pest, disease, contaminant or animals, plants, soil and equipment that could carry a pest, disease or contaminant.

A biosecurity event is caused by a pest, disease or contaminant that is, or is likely to become, a significant problem for human health, social amenity, the economy or the environment.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Service Centre

Biosecurity Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone: 13 25 23