Regional Biosecurity Plans (RBPs) can play an important role in preventing the spread of the disease.
The OJD National Management Plan recognises that producers have the responsibility to manage risk for all animal health diseases. The policy is built around risk-management – that is, individuals implementing animal health controls and good farm biosecurity practices, and making informed choices when buying livestock. The strength of these systems is enhanced when producers work together as a collective.
Participation in RBPs is voluntary for all producers. There are already livestock production groups operating that would be in a good position to develop an RBP – e.g. Lifetime Ewe Management, Best Prac Groups etc.
Guidelines are available for download here to assist groups of producers in preparing Regional Biosecurity Plans, but there is no national approval process for RBPs.
Maps of current Regional Biosecurity Plan Areas:
Information on current Regional Biosecurity Plan Areas:
Darling (RBP unavailable)
Northern Tablelands (RBP unavailable)
NW Victoria (RBP unavailable)
Queensland (RBP unavailable)
Western (RBP unavailable)
Click here to access RBP audits.