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The Biosecurity Portal (BSP) is a jointly funded initiative between the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) and Plant Health Australia (PHA) to provide a centralised repository and gateway to online biosecurity information for collaboration and sharing. In essence, the BSP aims to strengthen Australia’s biosecurity research, surveillance, diagnostic and response capability, by enabling researchers, industry and governments, to collaborate, use expertise, share data, information, and generate intelligence using leading edge tools and technologies made available through the BSP’s online workspaces.

At the completion of the department’s development funding for the Biosecurity Portal there will be a self-supporting operational system (including hardware, software and maintenance) that can be marketed to researchers, industry and governments that delivers against its core purposes.

  • Collaborative workspaces and knowledge bases
  • Advanced workflow automation
  • Low cost web hosting services
  • Centralised information repositories and sharing

Fruit Fly Body of Knowledge

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Fruit Fly Body of Knowledge is the single largest collection of published and unpublished​ technical and surveillance records on fruit flies in Australia.​

Fruit flies can have a major impact on Australia's capacity to trade in domestic and international horticultural markets. They are highly mobile, capable of flying long distances, and have the potential to infect a wide range of crops.

Managing the of biosecurity threats presented by fruit flies requires integrated access to diverse information sources.

The information contained in the collection supports the implementation of the National Fruit Fly Strategy by supporting decision-making, risk assessment and fruit fly management through access to its records.​


This portal does NOT contain any regulatory or control documents, such as Australia's Fruit Fly Management Protocol (The Protocol), previously called the Codes of Practice. 

 Access to the Fruit Fly Body of Knowledge

The documents in the Fruit Fly Body of Knowledge are currently only accessible to a limited number of adminis​trators and managers in relevant jurisdictions.​​​​

Relevant Links


​​For more information or assistance contact the administrator of the Fruit Fly Body of Knowledge: or the Australian Fruit Fly Technical Advisory Committee (AFFTAC):