Indigenous Ranger Biosecurity Program

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Northern Australia is vast, with almost 10,000km of coastal areas. From Cairns and Torres Strait in Queensland. To Darwin in the Northern Territory and across to Broome in Western Australia. It’s not only big. The region is sparsely populated and largely undeveloped. It includes areas that are inaccessible during the wet season.

The region provides a critical defence and focus for Australia’s biosecurity effort.

Services

Since 2004, Indigenous ranger groups have delivered biosecurity services through fee-for-service contracts. These groups:

We rely on their timely and accurate biosecurity surveillance information. Our NAQS scientists use it to detect invasive pests and diseases.

Capability building

The program also reviews and delivers capability building initiatives for ranger groups. This helps them develop, maintain and increase their biosecurity capability. Initiatives include:

  • Ranger Forums
  • Biosecurity Fundamentals training
  • equipment
  • development opportunities.

Provide your feedback

We want to know more about how your ranger group operates.

Your responses will help inform:

  • future contracts
  • surveillance activities
  • capability building
  • training
  • economic opportunities.

To have your say, take our questionnaire now.

The questionnaire will close 27 November 2020.

Northern Australia is vast, with almost 10,000km of coastal areas. From Cairns and Torres Strait in Queensland. To Darwin in the Northern Territory and across to Broome in Western Australia. It’s not only big. The region is sparsely populated and largely undeveloped. It includes areas that are inaccessible during the wet season.

The region provides a critical defence and focus for Australia’s biosecurity effort.

Services

Since 2004, Indigenous ranger groups have delivered biosecurity services through fee-for-service contracts. These groups:

We rely on their timely and accurate biosecurity surveillance information. Our NAQS scientists use it to detect invasive pests and diseases.

Capability building

The program also reviews and delivers capability building initiatives for ranger groups. This helps them develop, maintain and increase their biosecurity capability. Initiatives include:

  • Ranger Forums
  • Biosecurity Fundamentals training
  • equipment
  • development opportunities.

Provide your feedback

We want to know more about how your ranger group operates.

Your responses will help inform:

  • future contracts
  • surveillance activities
  • capability building
  • training
  • economic opportunities.

To have your say, take our questionnaire now.

The questionnaire will close 27 November 2020.