Key web pages and entry points for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Index page to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry annual reports. Reports are available in PDF format.
Links to the Department's 2013-14 budget information.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry provides access to information on emergency responses to animal and plant health and food safety issues, information regarding food safety, agricultural and veterinary chemicals and residue limits and surveys.
This Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry page provides you with more information on pests and diseases that are of most concern to Australia, and what you can do to protect your animals. Includes links to information on Avian Influenza (or Bird Flu); Bovine Johne's Disease; Ovine Johne's Disease; Newcastle Disease; Enzootic Bovine Leucosis; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Foot and Mouth Disease.
Find out about animal welfare and responsible pet ownership
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry page which includes links to information on drought assistance measures available and the areas eligible for full and interim exceptional circumstances assistance.
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.
A new biosecurity legislation has been developed on behalf of the Australian Government. The Biosecurity Bill 2012 and Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill replaces the century-old Quarantine Act 1908. This legislation is designed to enable us to better manage the risks of animal and plant pests and diseases entering, establishing, spreading in 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
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry index page giving access to information on current grants and assistance packages available for rural Australia, natural resources, fisheries, forestry and international trade and market access.
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences produces 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.
The AQIS Education Page contains a wide range of education resources, fact sheets and activities for teachers and students, including information for students studying their HSC (or equivalent).
Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service page giving access to information on 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.
This index page from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 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 legal & arrangements.
Provides information on Australian forestry industry development. Includes links relating to National forestry; International forestry; Plantation & farm forestry; and Australia's forest policies.
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service Import Conditions Database (ICON) listing for the import of cremated ashes to Australia.
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.
Landcare is a national voluntary community movement of around 4,000 groups that aim to improve natural resource management practices. Landcare operates largely in rural Australia, involving 40 percent of farmers, who manage 60 percent of land and 70 percent of the nation's diverted water.
MICoR is 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, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) 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.
Regional forest agreements (RFAs) are 20-year plans for the conservation and sustainable management of Australia's native forests.
An EXDOC EDI User registration is required if you want to raise, process or receive electronic export health certificates and related documents using the EXDOC system, AND you have already purchased an accredited EXDOC interface software package.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry provides information on activities which improve the natural resource base - soil, vegetation, water and fisheries - on which Australia's primary industries rely. Includes resource management; landcare; water; land and salinity; vegetation; climate change; invasive species management; and biofuels/bio-energy.
The Rural Financial Counselling Program helps primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses who are suffering financial hardship and who have no alternative sources of impartial support.
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.
Information on prohibited items that can't be mailed to Australia.
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.