Biosecurity Australia is an arm of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. It provides science based quarantine assessments and policy advice to protect Australian agricultural industry, and to enhance Australia's access to international animal and plant related markets. Biosecurity Australia also provides policy advice to the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) concerning the importation of quarantine risk material to Australia. AQIS ultimately sets the rules concerning the imports, not Biosecurity Australia.
Biosecurity Australia's headquarters is located in the Edmund Barton Building on Broughton Street in Barton, ACT.
- "About Biosecurity Australia". Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Retrieved 2007-03-29.