Reference collections training resources
Welcome to the National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic Network
Diagnostics Residentials at ADSW 2023
Call for IPPC Diagnostic Protocol authors – Due 14 June
ADSW 2023: Implementation through connections
The National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostics Network (NPBDN) helps Australian plant diagnosticians succeed together by working collaboratively to navigate the biosecurity challenges associated with a wide array of plant hosts, limited resources and increased risk from international trade and travel.Join the network
Free access to residential programs, webinars, workshops, training and laboratory proficiency testing.
Attend key events such as the Annual Diagnostic and Surveillance Workshop (ADSW) and Annual Diagnostic Workshop (ADW).
Receive direct access to the latest member-only information and resources available on the NPBDN member portal.
Receive our bi-monthly e-newsletter to keep up to date with industry news, events and career opportunities.
Collections are one part of the national plant biosecurity diagnostic system along with human capability, information, interactions and linkages.
NDPs enable consistent identifications and increased confidence in diagnostic outcomes.
Find out about opportunities to further your diagnostic skills and knowledge.
Improve the national plant biosecurity diagnostic capability and capacity by improving the capability of diagnosticians.
An important mechanism to help build the capacity and capability of diagnosticians.
Proficiency testing provides valuable information on the performance of diagnostic laboratories.
A white paper initiative to build diagnostic capability and capacity for Northern Australia
Events hosted in 2022/23
Any unusual plant pest, disease or weed should be reported.
Reporting hotlines operate in both Australia and New Zealand (numbers shown below).
Pests can also be reported using apps, such as MyPestGuide® for Australia, that allow you to submit a photo of the pest or symptoms.
Every report is taken seriously and handled confidentially. Management of calls varies in different areas, but to the same end.