Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is responsible for biosecurity emergency preparedness in South Australia.
PIRSA has the following main activities:
- biosecurity awareness
- animals in emergencies.
PIRSA has emergency response plans that explain:
- roles and responsibilities in the event of biosecurity emergencies
- legislative authorities
- procedures to be undertaken
- roles of industry and supporting agencies.
The plan is reviewed annually.
Training programs are provided for all staff likely to be involved in a biosecurity emergency response.
This training focuses on biosecurity emergency response team development, including:
- resource development
- desktop exercises
- simulation exercises.
Biosecurity SA works with primary industries to promote biosecurity and emergency pest and disease awareness through:
- field days
- simulation exercises
- industry liaison identification and training.
Animals in Emergencies
PIRSA has lead responsibility for the coordination of official animal relief services during major emergencies.
A framework was developed in 2016-17 to support the following groups to understand their role and responsibilities towards managing animal welfare before, during and after an emergency:
- Government agencies.
- Non-government organisations.
- Animal owners.
- The community.
More information about animal safety in emergencies.
Manager Emergency Management
PIRSA – Biosecurity SA
Phone: (08) 8207 0864
Mobile: 0438 822 795