About Biosecurity Tasmania

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Biosecurity Tasmania was created as a division within DPIPWE in 2014 by merging the former Invasive Species Branch with the Biosecurity and Product Integrity division. This created a single Government unit with expanded biosecurity responsibilities covering primary industries and the environment.

Biosecurity Tasmania is involved across the biosecurity spectrum from pre-border to post-border, policy and legislation, risk assessment, research, diagnostics and response.

Over time, there are likely to be some changes as the business functions of the previously separate groups are aligned.

A priority set by the Tasmanian Government for Biosecurity Tasmania is the major task of reviewing all legislation under its remit.