Biosecurity Plans – The Facts
June 8, 2017
BIOSECURITY PLANS – THE FACTS
Do I need a Biosecurity Plan?
Yes. If you want to continue accessing National Vendor Declarations you will need a biosecurity plan. As of 1 October 2017 it is a compulsory part of your accreditation process.
Where can I get a Biosecurity Plan From?
All resources are web based – we do not have copies available for distribution at our office. If you need a hard copy see below. Alternatively, there are multiple available online (links below). Pick the one that suits you and your operation.
For the tech savvy there is also a FREE Biosecurity app | http://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/farmbiosecurity-app/
Who Do I Contact If I have Issues Filling It Out?
Meat and Livestock Australia who administer the LPA program Phone | 1800 683 111
Where Do I have to Lodge My Biosecurity Plan Once Completed?
You keep it on file and use it as a resource to improve your operation and amend procedures if needed. If you get audited you may need to produce it.
I Have Heard There Is A Cost Involved?
Yes. From 1 October 2017 when producers renew their accreditation there will be a $66 fee every three (3) years. This will be payable to Meat and Livestock Australia who administer the LPA system.
DAF (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) – click here
MLA (Meat & Livestock Australia) – click here
APVMA (Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority) – click here
NLIS (National Livestock Identification System) – click here
My MLA – Sign up to have a central log in | Click Here
Farm Biosecurity | Click here
Livestock Biosecurity Network | Click here
Animal Health Australia | Click Here
National Cattle Health Declaration | Click Here