Index page to the Department's annual reports. Reports are available in PDF format.
Links to the Department's portfolio budget statements.
Provides access to information on protecting animal and plant health, including details on food safety, agricultural and veterinary chemicals and residue limits and surveys.
Provides information on pests and diseases that are of most concern to Australia. Includes links Avian Influenza (or Bird Flu), Hendra, Bovine Johne's Disease, Ovine Johne's Disease, Newcastle Disease, Enzootic Bovine Leucosis, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Foot and Mouth Disease.
The Australian Landcare Council is the Australian Government's key advisory body on landcare and matters concerning natural resource management.
Biosecurity Australia provides science-based quarantine assessments and policy advice that protect Australia's favourable pest and disease status and enhance Australia's access to international animal and plant related markets.
New biosecurity legislation has been developed to enable better management of the risks of animal and plant pests and diseases entering Australia and potentially causing harm to people, the environment and the economy.
Information in relation to importing cats and dogs and other pets into Australia from approved countries.
Provides information about Codex food standards setting processes and access to information on industry specific and generic food processing standards. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Index page giving access to information on on-going and recently closed grants and assistance packages available to farmers and primary producers.
ABARES produce tools, models, data and metadata to help agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries make decisions.
Recreational fishing activities are managed by the states and territories. This page links to the recreational fishing rules for the states and territories.
Provides links which contain information on other drought assistance measures offered by the state and territory governments. These sites will assist farmers and agriculture-dependent small businesses find out what assistance is available in drought-affected areas.
Provides details on the drought and rural assistance measure that is currently available to farmers and includes information on the national drought programs package that replaces the existing exceptional circumstances assistance.
Electronically processes notices of intention to export, and where required, provides certification for meat, dairy, grain, horticulture, fish, skins and hides, wool and inedible meat products.
Provides an overview of Australian quarantine and inspection issues relating to the export of food and biological products.
Information on Australian export controls for food including meat, fish and fish products, dairy products, organic and bio-dynamic products, live animals and reproductive material, fish, aquatic products, plants and grains.
Provides information on Australian fishing and aquaculture industries. Includes aquaculture, domestic fisheries, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, international fisheries, market access and trade, recreational fishing and legislation.
Provides information on Australian forestry industry development. Includes links relating to National forestry; International forestry; Plantation & farm forestry; and Australia's forest policies.
Provides answers to frequently asked questions about bringing goods into Australia. Includes a list of some items commonly brought into Australia by travellers with their import conditions.
Shows the Import Conditions Database (ICON) advice on the import of cremated ashes to Australia.
Database about import conditions. Contains the Australian import conditions for more than 20,000 plant, animal, microbial, mineral and human products. Find out if something you intend to import needs a quarantine permit or treatment, or if there are any other quarantine prerequisites.
Information regarding importing motor vehicles into Australia. This information will clarify the Quarantine regulations, including documentation and standard of cleanliness required, to ensure clearance.
Information on inspection of cargo as well as import controls for biological products; chemical fertilisers; food; live animals and reproductive material; personal effects; plants, grains and horticulture; timber; and vehicles and machinery.
Information on the International Mail Program and mailing items to Australia. This page links to information on items that should not be mailed to Australia.
A national voluntary community that helps influence farming and land management practices and delivering environmental outcomes across Australian landscapes.
A database of importing country requirements for the meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey and processed foods, plants, and live animal export industries. It sets out the requirements that exporters and the Department of Agriculture must meet for products and commodities to be accepted for import into specific overseas countries.
Information on packing and prohibited goods and on clearing your unaccompanied personal effects and household goods when coming to Australia.
RFAs are 20-year plans for the conservation and sustainable management of Australia's native forests. Contains many historical documents that show the detailed scientific, economic and social processes which underpinned the development of each RFA
Provides grants to state and regional organisations to provide free rural financial counselling to primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses who are suffering financial hardship and who have no alternative sources of impartial support.
Provides information on activities which improve the natural resource base on which Australia's primary industries rely. Includes landcare, water, soil and salinity, vegetation, climate change and invasive species management.
If you are entering Australia to holiday, study or live permanently, or if you are an Australia resident planning an overseas trip,it is a good idea to know what can't be brought into Australia.
Restrictions apply to each state and territory for the movement of fruit, vegetables, plants,soils, flowers, plant products, agricultural machinery, animals or animal products and recreational equipment. Random and permanent roadblocks are in operation and fines for non-compliance can be imposed.
You must declare for inspection all food, plant material and animal products on arrival in Australia to ensure they are free of pests and diseases.
Information on prohibited items that can't be mailed to Australia.