The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAFF) aims to enhance the sustainability, profitability and competitiveness of Australia’s agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry industries.
DAFF (formerly AQIS; Australian quarantine and inspection services), manages quarantine controls at our borders to minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering the country and provides import certification to help retain Australia's highly favourable animal, plant and human health status.
Australia is free from a number of biological threats, such as foot and mouth disease, that have had major economic and environmental consequences for other countries.
Australia has some of the toughest regulations in the world and the job of keeping Australia free of unwanted pests continues to be the major role of DAFF. The strict verification and certification activities for agriculture and food products is of paramount importance to maintaining our clean, disease free environment.