Reforming Victoria’s biosecurity legislation

Victoria has an effective biosecurity system that has successfully protected the state from many damaging pests, weeds and diseases.

However, factors such as the increasing global movement of goods, people and ships are increasing the risks.

It’s vital the system remains effective, including the legislation that underpins the biosecurity system.

Work to reform Victoria’s biosecurity legislation is underway.

A key focus is consolidating Victoria’s biosecurity laws relating to animals, plants and pests currently spread across multiple Acts into a single Biosecurity Act.

This provides opportunity to review and clarify the laws, improve the regulatory toolbox, and develop legislation that support new ways for government, industry and the community to work together on managing biosecurity risk.

More information on the reform project is available on the Engage Victoria website.

To stay updated on the project, including feedback opportunities, click on ‘Follow’ on the Engage Victoria page.

Page last updated: 06 Sep 2022