Pests, weeds and diseases

At Local Land Services, we support you to fulfil your responsibilites to manage pests, weeds and diseases under Australian biosecurity legislation and run a profitable farming enterprise.

Maintaining biosecurity helps to prevent risks that could negatively impact your business and our agricultural industry, markets and economy.

What is biosecurity?

Biosecurity protects the Australian economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.

Biosecurity is essential to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and prosperity of all natural resources, animals and people in NSW.

Australia’s isolated position and strong quarantine regulations have allowed us to avoid any serious biosecurity threats and maintain a ‘clean and green’ reputation.

Biosecurity legislation

The Biosecurity Act 2015 was passed by parliament to provide greater flexibility in the response, management and control of biosecurity risks across the country.

The Biosecurity Act supports the Biosecurity Strategy 2013-2021 which shares the responsibility of pests, weeds and diseases between government, industry and the community.

That means that we all have a part to play in the protection of our NSW environment.

The legislation also provides a range of tools and powers that can be used to support risk-based decision making. It allows for increased efficiency and decreased regulation when it comes to our biosecurity country-wide.

For the latest information on biosecurity or to talk about the role you play in helping to protect NSW, contact your closest Local Land Services office.

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