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National Museum of Australia

Lawson Crescent

Acton, ACT 2601


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Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019

Time: 8:45am-4:30pm

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The Australian Government Department of Agriculture develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and fore​stry indust​ries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable, and supports the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources. Biosecurity is a critical part of the government's efforts to prevent, respond to and recover from pests and diseases that threaten the economy and env​ironment. The department works to ensure continued market access for our products and to maintain our high standards for emergency response.

The National Biosecurity Committee (NBC) is responsible for managing a national, strategic approach to biosecurity threats relating to plant and animal pests and diseases, marine pests and aquatics, and the impact of these on agricultural production, the environment, community well-being and social amenity.


You are invited to the 2019 National Biosecurity Forum on Wednesday 27 November 2019 in Canberra at the National Museum of Australia. This is a joint event hosted by the NBC and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture.


The National Biosecurity Forum is an opportunity to discuss biosecurity challenges, achievements and future directions directly with government and a broad range of industry and community representatives.

Participants will hear updates from the Australian Government and industry and committee representatives.

A detailed agenda will be provided closer to the event.


To register for the event, please click on the ‘REGISTER’ button above by Thursday, 13 November 2019. You can add the event to your calendar by clicking on the ‘Add to calendar’ link.

Your organisation may receive multiple invitations. We ask that you coordinate your attendance please, noting the forum’s capacity is capped.


Paid parking: 8.30am to 5pm weekdays, $2.90 per hour or $14 per day. Short-stay machines accept Visa, MasterCard and coins.

Limited mobility: accessible parking spaces for visitors with mobility impairment and the required permit are available free of charge near the museum main entrance, under the loop. Coach bays 5 and 9 are suitable for coaches fitted with mobility access lifts, hoists or ramps.

Avoid car parking hassles and get dropped off near the front door when you ride on the free Culture Loop shuttle bus service. The bus comes past the museum on an hourly schedule from the city.

Action bus

Action route 53 weekdays, weekends and public holidays. Bus stop on Lennox Crossing, 200 metres from the museum main entrance.


Please note Federal Parliament will be sitting – we strongly recommend booking your accommodation as early as possible.


For information on the NBC please visit

For information on previous biosecurity roundtables and reports, please visit

Important privacy notice information

So that we can finalise your registration, please visit the Privacy Notice as we ask you to confirm you have read and understood it.

And coming up

Nominations for the Australian Biosecurity Awards will be opening soon. Check our website for further details.


Biosecurity Roundtable Secretariat

Department of Agriculture

Hotline: 1800 068 468


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National Museum of Australia

Lawson Crescent

Acton, ACT 2601


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Organiser Australian Government Department of Agriculture

Organiser of 2019 National Biosecurity Forum

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