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Get involved in citizen science

Citizen science is a great way to get involved, and you don’t need a science background or technical know-how to take part.

On this page you will find information about current citizen science projects and activities, and other resources to help you to get involved.

Join the Quest

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Biosecurity is all about protecting what we value most by preventing and managing harm caused by pests and diseases. ​One way you can get involved is by joining the Great Biosecurity Quest.

Visit the Biosecurity Quest webpage to find out more.

Join the Quest

Citizen Science spotlight - Marine biosecurity

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This May, the invasive marine species team at Agriculture Victoria has teamed up with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium to launch a fun activity focused on marine biosecurity. The aim is to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our marine ecosystems and preventing the spread of invasive marine species. Visit SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium to take part, and you can even take the opportunity to become a Junior Marine Biosecurity Officer! By following Aggie, our biosecurity mascot, through the aquarium you can explore the different marine habitats and discover the incredible diversity of marine life and identify marine pests as you explore. Visitors can use the informative activity book co-developed by Agriculture Victoria and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium for a self-guided experience. Otherwise, schools can book in a guided conservation program to dive in deep on Marine Pests. Most importantly, the program will seek to educate audiences on high-risk invasive marine species and how to report them, to ensure we all help protect Victorian marine environments.

Stay tuned for more information about the program at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and make sure to visit SEA LIFE Melbourne this May! 
You can also learn more about marine biosecurity.

Other ways to get involved

Make a biosecurity report

Getting involved helps you to learn about biosecurity threats, so you know what to report and how to report it if you ever come across one.

If you need to make a biosecurity report you can do so through our website or the emergency pest and disease hotlines.

Make a biosecurity report