Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Biological Control Act 1985 (NSW)
Classification Level 3
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body NSW Department of Primary Industries
Administrative Name
Administrative Address Mailing Address
Locked Bag 21
Orange NSW
Australia, 2800
Administrative Phone 1800 808 095
Administrative Email
Administrative Website
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Jo Scanlan, Chief Operating Officer
Compliance Coordinator Roland Helfer, Safety Advisor - Hazardous Substances
Business Units Impacted
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
Overview The Act regulates organisms declared to be biological control agents. It provides for releases of such agents with protection from litigation following the release of the declared agents. Target organisms are those organisms deemed to require control. Agent organisms are those organisms that may be used to control specific target organisms. There is a complex approval process and provisions for Commissions of Inquiry in determination of appropriate declarations of target and agent organisms.The University's research and teaching activities may potentially result in the production or release of biological control agents.