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National Sheep Industry Biosecurity Strategy

The national sheep industry has taken a lead in defining its roles, responsibilities and strategic priorities in the Australian biosecurity system through developing the National Sheep Industry Biosecurity Strategy. This Strategy positions the sheep industry to take a consistent approach to biosecurity risk management, recognising that risks are constantly increasing due to a number of global factors. It allows the industry to leverage existing resources, activities and investments, and meet its obligations under legislation and national arrangements.

The Strategy was developed by WoolProducers Australia (WPA) and Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) in collaboration with key stakeholders and sheep industry leaders from across Australia and funded by AHA. The project to deliver the objectives and outcomes of the Strategy is being managed by AHA, collaborating with SPA and WPA.

Biosecurity is the management of risks to the economy, the environment and the community created by invasive species and diseases entering, emerging, establishing or spreading.

Biosecurity is a shared responsibility between governments, industry organisations, the community and individual landowners. No one individual or group can do it all.

Download the Strategy

Download the NSIBS ‘Plan on a page’ factsheet

Download the NSIBS brochure for sheepmeat and wool producers


Extension a focus for sheep industries’ new national biosecurity strategy (29 April 2020)

The Australian sheep and wool industries are set to receive greater support in implementing proactive biosecurity measures, through the appointment of a specialist extension resource at Animal Health Australia (AHA), based in South Australia.

Establishing the role, which has been filled by Dr Emily Buddle, is an important early step in delivering against the National Sheep Industry Biosecurity Strategy 2019-2024 (NSIBS), which was developed by Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) and WoolProducers Australia (WPA).

Find out more

Sheep Producers Australia

WoolProducers Australia

Sheep Industry on Farm Biosecurity

AHA’s Animal Health and Biosecurity Extension team


In SA: Dr Emily Buddle:


Ph: 0467 782 117

Sheep Producers Australia:


Ph: 02 6103 0838

WoolProducers Australia:


Livestock SA:



Page reviewed: 29/04/2020