Biosecurity Commons launch date announced

Apr 6, 2023

Brisbane, Queensland – We are delighted to announce that Biosecurity Commons will officially launch on 10 May at the Annual Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop 2023 in Canberra.

The team will be giving a 12 minute presentation to introduce the platform and at the end of the presentation the platform will be made live.

The free Workshop runs from 9-11 May and can be attended in-person or online and we encourage anyone who can make it to join us for this celebratory moment.

Rob Clemens, Project Manager at Biosecurity Commons, said: “We would like to thank our partners and supporters for helping us get to launch. It’s been an exciting two year journey and we are thrilled to make the platform live.

“Biosecurity Commons will play a transformative role in the biosecurity community and will protect Australia from harmful invasive species.”

The Annual Diagnostics and Surveillance Workshop will bring together diagnosticians and surveillance practitioners to share knowledge and learnings.

The theme for ADSW 2023, ‘Implementation through connections’, aligns perfectly with the platform which will connect the biosecurity community to share project work and collaborate to improve modelling results that inform decisions.

For further information and to see an official program with timings please refer to the Workshop website.

If you would like to discuss the launch with us please get in touch.

About Biosecurity Commons

Biosecurity Commons will deliver a cloud-based decision-support platform for modelling and analysing biosecurity risk and response, scheduled for release April 2023. The project is a $1.8m joint initiative between the Australian and Queensland Government, the NCRIS funded ARDC and four other organisations, including the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at The University of Melbourne, Griffith University, EcoCommons, and the Atlas of Living Australia, hosted by the CSIRO. The project is a ‘proof of concept’ that aims to showcase the cost and time-saving benefits of leveraging the modelling and analytics infrastructure and approaches of the EcoCommons project. For more information visit

Media Contact: Rupert Marquand, Marketing & Communications Manager

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