Sustainable Funding to Strengthen Biosecurity

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Registration of interest has now closed.

There are active consultations open on this topic that can be viewed here:

A strong and sustainably funded biosecurity system is critical to protecting Australia’s economy, environment and way of life.

As part of the 2023-24 Budget, the government announced new funding of more than $1 billion over four years from 2023-24, and $267 million per year ongoing from 2027-28.

Key elements of this funding include:

  • significantly and permanently increase funding for Commonwealth biosecurity functions
  • a new fee for the clearance of low value imports ($1,000 or less)
  • a biosecurity protection levy on domestic producers
  • a commitment to greater transparency of biosecurity funding and expenditure

Biosecurity is a shared responsibility, and so is contributing to its cost. Funding for biosecurity is based on shared responsibility between taxpayers, those who create risk and those who receive significant benefits from the Australian Government’s efforts at the border.


Get involved

We are consulting on the best way to design and implement these arrangements. If you would like to be involved, please register your interest and your preferred way of engaging with the department.

Once you register, we will email you updates to participate in consultation opportunities that might include:

  • online written feedback and submissions
  • webinars
  • online or face to face meetings.

You are encouraged to read the Sustainable Funding for a strong biosecurity system budget fact sheet before you register.

Registration of interest has now closed.

There are active consultations open on this topic that can be viewed here:

A strong and sustainably funded biosecurity system is critical to protecting Australia’s economy, environment and way of life.

As part of the 2023-24 Budget, the government announced new funding of more than $1 billion over four years from 2023-24, and $267 million per year ongoing from 2027-28.

Key elements of this funding include:

  • significantly and permanently increase funding for Commonwealth biosecurity functions
  • a new fee for the clearance of low value imports ($1,000 or less)
  • a biosecurity protection levy on domestic producers
  • a commitment to greater transparency of biosecurity funding and expenditure

Biosecurity is a shared responsibility, and so is contributing to its cost. Funding for biosecurity is based on shared responsibility between taxpayers, those who create risk and those who receive significant benefits from the Australian Government’s efforts at the border.


Get involved

We are consulting on the best way to design and implement these arrangements. If you would like to be involved, please register your interest and your preferred way of engaging with the department.

Once you register, we will email you updates to participate in consultation opportunities that might include:

  • online written feedback and submissions
  • webinars
  • online or face to face meetings.

You are encouraged to read the Sustainable Funding for a strong biosecurity system budget fact sheet before you register.