About us

Across our business groups, we are dedicated to ensuring the production and protection of Queensland’s rich natural resources. This work is of critical importance to us, Australia and the planet. Operating within diverse environments and industries, each of our business groups plays a vital role in this mission - and you can, too.

Our work makes a significant contribution to the Queensland Government’s objectives for the community through our strategies and service delivery initiatives.

We have more than 2,000 staff across 170 sites, making a tangible difference to the life and land of Queenslanders.

Our organisational chart reflects the high-level structure of the department and our visual identity represents our connection to the land, sea and each other.

Our business groups


Agriculture enables industry businesses and government to improve market supply chains, manage risks, build resilience, and manage the delivery of regional assistance to industry. We undertake research, development and extension that enriches Queensland’s agricultural businesses.


Biosecurity Queensland leads the government’s efforts to prevent, respond to and recover from pests and diseases threating agricultural prosperity, the environment, social amenity and human health. We achieve this by maintaining access to markets, protecting animal welfare and reducing the risk of contamination from agricultural management.


Corporate supports all business groups by delivering finance, information technology, communications and engagement services, digital engagement and systems management, human resources and organisational performance management.

Fisheries and Forestry

Fisheries and Forestry manages the sustainability and allocation of fisheries and forestry resources for all Queenslanders. It also incorporates the enforcement of fisheries and boating safety laws through the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol. This enables profitable businesses and enjoyable recreational fishing experiences for locals and visitors.

White Ribbon Workplace

The department is a White Ribbon Workplace. We are committed to taking active steps to stop violence and create safer and more respectful workplace cultures. We continue to:

  • support employees affected by domestic and family violence
  • raise awareness of support options available
  • review and develop our policies, processes and resources
  • address the attitudes and behaviours that allow violence to occur
  • support employees to challenge inappropriate behaviour
  • increase individual capability to recognise, prevent and respond to domestic and family violence.