Animal Biosecurity

​​​​​​​​​​Animal biosecurity is primarily about: 
  • minimising the risk of serious disease
  • early diagnosis of a serious disease outbreak 
  • prompt action to prevent the spread of serious disease
Animal welfare is included in the  responsibilities of DPIPWE's Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch.

You may also find useful information on the following pages:

In this Topic

  • Animal Health
    Tasmania's biosecurity depends on owners and those who work with animals incorporating good biosecurity practice into their everyday management, including being able to recognise the signs of disease - early diagnosis is important.
  • Animal Health Laboratories
    A general description of the Animal Health Laboratories including the Water Microbiology Laboratory and Aquatic Animal Health and Vaccines Centre of Excellence, Mt Pleasant Laboratories, Prospect, Tasmania.
  • Animal Welfare
    People who own, manage or otherwise care for animals are responsible for their welfare.
  • Biosecurity for Animal Shows and Events
    Biosecurity guidelines for horse events and poultry/bird shows.
  • Veterinary Board of Tasmania
    For the registration of veterinary surgeons, and the regulation of veterinary practice in Tasmania.
​Links to information on vertebrate pests:


Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777