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 is a sub-committee of the UQ Gatton Occupational Health & Safety Committee. The Chair of the Committee is a member of the UQ Gatton Occupational Health & Safety Committee and the UQ Institutional Biosafety Committee (UQ IBC).
Biosecurity Management Plan
The purpose of the Biosecurity Management Plan is to provide information to staff, students and visitors of The University of Queensland Gatton Campus on Biosecurity and the procedures to follow to comply with the Queensland Biosecurity Act 2014 (The Act) and the Queensland Biosecurity Regulation 2016 (The Regulation).
Note: The Biosecurity Management Plan is NOT the complete information on biosecurity procedures and practices for all areas of the Gatton Campus. There are specific and essential procedures to follow in some areas of campus to eliminate biosecurity risks. You will need to consult the person responsible for that area of your work.
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’s 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 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.
Acts and Regulations
General biosecurity obligation
A general biosecurity obligation (GBO) is now the legal responsibility of all persons to take reasonable steps to ensure that they do not spread a pest, disease or contaminant.
Emergency Response Procedures
- Gatton Campus Emergency Reporting Lines
- Equine Unit: Hendra Virus Preventative and Emergency Procedures
Acts and regulations
Notifiable pests and diseases
Related sites and further information
- Biosecurity Queensland - DAF
- Queensland Biosecurity Manual
- National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
- Queensland Government business and industry portal
- Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) Workplace Health and Safety Queensland: ABLV WHS Qld Information
- Animal Health Australia
- Plant Health Australia
- Farm Biosecurity