Biosecurity at UQ Gatton

Biosecurity is about managing animal and plant health, and the risks and impacts of animal and plant pests and diseases, weeds, pest animals, marine pests and contaminants.

Biosecurity Advisory Committee

The UQ Gatton Campus Biosecurity Advisory Committee considers biosafety and biosecurity on the Gatton campus.

Biosecurity Management Plan

The Biosecurity Management Plan (PDF, 1.6 MB) provides information to staff, students and visitors to UQ Gatton campus on biosecurity and the procedures to follow to comply with Queensland biosecurity legislation.

Addendum: Introduction of Pigs onto Gatton Campus (PDF, 188.6 KB)

Plan goals and outcomes

The goals of the Biosecurity Management Plan are:

  • to improve the awareness of biosecurity issues on the Gatton campus and to improve the outcomes for any biosecurity issue that may arise
  • to manage our biosecurity risks in a manner which allows the University‚Äôs core business of teaching, research and engagement to continue
  • to identify any biosecurity priority issues on the Gatton campus.

The outcomes of the Biosecurity Management Plan are:

  • awareness of Biosecurity Acts and Regulations
  • staff, students and visitors are aware of biosecurity issues on the Gatton campus
  • staff, students and visitors know where to find information on procedures to manage biosecurity
  • staff, students and visitors know what to do in an emergency or notifiable event.

    Specific and essential procedures

    The Biosecurity Management Plan does not cover biosecurity procedures and practices for all areas of Gatton Campus.

    You will need to follow specific and essential procedures in some areas of campus to eliminate biosecurity risks. For example, if you want to work with genetically modified material and potentially hazardous biological material.

    Consult the person responsible for that area of your work.