The decision to develop the new national website follows a recent review of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity.
The beta site, beta.biosecurity.gov.au, lets users be involved in the website’s development. Data and feedback collected during the beta phase will help
shape the final website.
The final biosecurity.gov.au website will be released when we are confident it meets user needs.
Lyn O’Connell, head of the biosecurity function and Deputy Secretary in the Department of Agriculture, said the website is vital in providing biosecurity
information to a wide range of stakeholders, including state and territory agencies, industry, environmental groups, research bodies and other government
‘You can be one of the first to explore beta.biosecurity.gov.au. Your feedback will help us understand what does and doesn’t work across the site to build
a better service.
‘The website will provide information to the National Biosecurity Committee and its sub-committees, and website users can discover information about how
to reduce biosecurity risks and how to report a concern.
‘The website is being developed based on personas, ranging from a beekeeper to a boat owner, an international traveller to a primary producer, and an animal
owner to a pest and weed manager,’ Ms O’Connell said.