The Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative supports cross-sectoral research development and extension to minimise the damaging consequences caused by biosecurity threats to Australian plant industries. This includes endemic and exotic pests, diseases and weeds that affect Australia’s plant industries, community and the environment.  We welcome growers, students, researchers and investors to be part of this initiative.



Key focus areas


Minimise the risk of entry, establishment or spread of exotic and emerging pests, diseases and weeds.


Enhanced ability to detect high priority pest, diseases and weeds.


Coordinated, cost effective and targeted surveillance.

Sustainable management of pests, diseases and weed

Reduced pest and residue presence enhancing market access.

Building plant biosecurity capability

Establishing capability in plant biosecurity to prepare for and respond to future pest incursions.

Strengthened Biosecurity through greater awareness and engagement of government and  industry.

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