Biosecurity legislation

Western Australia’s defences against potentially devastating pests and diseases were strengthened with the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) coming into effect on 1 May 2013.

The new BAM Act takes the place of 16 older Acts and 27 sets of regulations with one Act and nine sets of regulations and enhances protection of the state’s $6 billion agriculture and food sector and the environment.

The BAM Act modernises the law and removes inconsistencies between previous legislation to better serve business and the community. It will also lead to greater co-operation between government, landholders, industry and the community.

Articles

  • This page contains the strategic plan for the Cattle Industry Funding Scheme Management Committee. The strategic plan was reviewed by the Committee in October 2016.

  • This page provides the 2013/14 annual report for the Cattle Industry Funding Scheme.

  • This page contains information about the Grains, Seeds and Hay Industry Funding Scheme (Grains, Seeds and Hay IFS) that was established to address biosecurity threats relevant to the Western Austra

  • This page discusses the Cattle Industry Funding Scheme (Cattle IFS) which was established to address biosecurity threats relevant to the Western Australian (WA) cattle industry.

  • Biosecurity is the management of the risk of animal and plant pests and diseases entering, emerging, establishing or spreading in Western Australia, to protect our economy, environment and communit