Recognised Biosecurity Groups

Page last updated: Friday, 12 April 2019 - 1:26pm

Recognised Biosecurity Groups are formally recognised groups which control pests that impact on public and private interests.

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) enables the Minister to recognise groups as Recognised Biosecurity Groups (RBGs) for the purpose of controlling declared pests at a landscape scale across tenure. RBGs provide a mechanism to enable landholders and managers to develop a coordinated approach to control and manage declared pests in their area.

RBGs are the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) preferred partnership arrangement for the management and control of declared pests.

The work undertaken by RBGs is intended to add value to pest control undertaken by individual landholders and is not intended to replace individual responsibilities.

A governance and engagement planning guide is available for biosecurity groups working towards gaining recognition and accessing funds from a declared pest rate.