Get involved

Everyone can help protect our oceans from marine pests.

Join our Marine Biosecurity Australia network. It brings together:

  • scientists
  • industry
  • government
  • members of the public.

They work together to improve our marine pest biosecurity.

To get involved, email us at

Purpose of the network

Our network will:

  • improve partnerships and collaboration on marine biosecurity
  • enable us to better understand, communicate and manage marine pest risks
  • coordinate nationally-significant research.


Current focus of the network.

Develop a marine biosecurity reference case for the offshore and petroleum industry

We are working to make marine biosecurity requirements clearer and more consistent:

The network will be involved in this work.

How to conduct safe in-water cleaning

Australia has anti-fouling and in-water cleaning guidelines.​ These provide advice on best-practice approaches for:

  • application, maintenance, and removal of anti-fouling coatings
  • in-water cleaning of biofouling on vessels and movable structures.

The network will contribute to a review of the effectiveness and uptake of the guidelines.

Network of researchers

Marine Biosecurity Research Australia is a national network of government, university and industry researchers. They contribute to our knowledge of marine pest impacts and management.

Through Marine Biosecurity Research Australia we can:

  • bring together researchers to identify research priorities
  • encourage partnerships
  • facilitate the exchange of ideas.

If you are undertaking research, we can help to identify:

  • potential collaborators
  • existing tools
  • considerations that may increase the national significance of your research.

Get involved with Marine Biosecurity Research Australia. Email us at

Future work

We plan to expand network involvement to other marine biosecurity issues.

This will align with implementation of the MarinePestPlan 2018-2023.

Contact us

Get involved or have your say.


Contact us through our online form.