Our work

To protect Australia’s plant industries from pests and diseases, we need a strong and resilient plant biosecurity system built on connected strategies, partnerships, effective response activities, and integrated data and technology.

Response arrangements

PHA Members are Signatories to the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD), which is a legally binding and collectively negotiated government-industry agreement agreement on how resources are allocated in response to an Emergency Plant Pest (EPP) event. 


We provide face-to-face training, online courses, and simulation exercises to industry and government representatives, growers, and other biosecurity stakeholders.


Our Resource Centre offers a variety of biosecurity resources for the plant industry, such as fact sheets, high-quality diagnostic images, and surveillance data.

Strengthening the plant biosecurity system for the benefit of the economy, environment and community.


of global crop production is lost to pests annually


jobs across the agricultural supply chain
(National Biosecurity Strategy)


EPPRD Signatories


by 2030 farm gate output industry goal


Our Members represent most major agricultural industries, the Australian Government and all state or territory governments. Membership of PHA is unlimited, inclusive and is available to peak plant industries, research and development agencies, and government.