Local government biosecurity plans

The Biosecurity Act 2014 requires every local government in Queensland to develop a biosecurity plan for their area.

Local government biosecurity plans bring together all sectors of the local community to manage invasive plants and animals. They ensure resources are targeted at the highest priority pest management activities, and those most likely to succeed.

Biosecurity plans:

  • set strategies, activities and responsibilities for pest management at a local scale
  • set achievable objectives for the local community
  • incorporate monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness of the plan
  • inform regional planning processes on local pest management priorities.

Accessing your biosecurity plan

Your local government must have its biosecurity plan for the community available for inspection by members of the public at the local government public office. The plan can be made available for viewing in written or electronic form and must be free of charge.

Learn more about Principles of pest management.