Queensland Biosecurity Partners Network

About the Network

The Queensland Biosecurity Partners Network is an online forum to engage with our partners, i.e. stakeholders who participate in the annual Queensland Biosecurity Partners Forum.

This platform provides key information, and hosts consultations on a range of initiatives, including the co-design of the Queensland Biosecurity Strategy 2024–2029.

We will send regular updates providing links to access key information, and opportunities for you to have your say and shape the future direction of biosecurity in our state.

As a subscriber to the Partners Network, we welcome your valuable feedback - submit a comment via the 'Ask a Question' box on the bottom right of this page or drop us a line on biosecurity.capability@daf.qld.gov.au.

Investing in biosecurity in North Queensland

The Queensland Government has invested $3.7 million over five years into ensuring the Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula are prepared for biosecurity threats. This has included the implementation of the Far Northern Biosecurity Initiative (FNBI).

The next phase of the FNBI is starting soon, in line with the Government's $22 million investment in emergency animal disease preparedness. This investment has already added 10 new frontline biosecurity officers across the state. The FNBI focuses on engaging stakeholders, providing education, and building partnerships to deliver biosecurity services more effectively.

To adapt to evolving biosecurity challenges in the region, the Cape York Biosecurity Centre (CYBC) will cease operations on June 30, 2023. While the CYBC primarily inspects private vehicles, it has been recognised that other biosecurity measures are needed to protect the Far North.

Biosecurity Queensland has responded to this by appointing new team members in Bamaga and Thursday Island over the past year, reinforcing our commitment to frontline northern biosecurity.

Find out more about BQ's commitment to biosecurity in our North Queensland biosecurity snapshot.

A summary report of this year's Partners Forum is now available.

The detailed report was prepared for the Biosecurity Queensland Ministerial Advisory Council's June meeting.

Find it and other useful resources on the right of this page under the Partner Resources widget.

Work has begun on the new Queensland Biosecurity Strategy

A working draft of the Queensland Biosecurity Strategy 2024-2029 is underway, which will guide our shared biosecurity vision for the next five years.

Cross-sectoral insights were captured during the forum and a small working group was formed after the forum, to draft the next iteration of the strategy.

Watch his space for news about consultation on the strategy over the coming months.

We want your input to steer the direction of our Partners Network. Have your say on how we can use the platform to better engage with you and deliver stronger biosecurity outcomes for Queensland.

The survey is now closed. Thanks for participating.