Get ready to play an active role in enhancing your industry’s biosecurity preparedness, by attending Plant Health Australia’s free face-to-face Industry Liaison Officer (ILO) training.

ILOs are crucial during emergency plant pest responses. They serve as a critical link between the government Incident Management Team and industry by providing advice on the industry sector and potential impacts of response strategies and actions. PHA’s ILO training is a great opportunity to:

  • gain practical skills and knowledge to prepare for biosecurity emergencies
  • find out more about the ILO’s role and understand the incident management structure during a response
  • build relationships and networks with industry and government stakeholders before a biosecurity response arises.

If you’re interested in the role of an ILO and would like to attend the training, contact your national peak industry body for more information.

You can register your interest for the following upcoming ILO workshops:

  • Victoria, 1 August 2024: register via the online form
  • Northern Territory*, 22 August 2024: register via the online form
  • Queensland, 24 October 2024: register via the online form

*Note If you were keen to attend the Northern Territory workshop previously scheduled for 15 May, please note that it has been postponed and will now be held on 22 August 2024.

Liz Riley, Consultant and Trainer for the New South Wales (NSW) wine industry, attended the ILO Workshop held in Orange, NSW recently and had this to say about the training:

“I was motivated to do the ILO training to support my industry in the event there is an incursion. I’d hate to see things grind to a halt and not be actively involved. So it was really important to me to be able to participate.”

Watch our video to hear previous workshop participants share their thoughts on what they gained from attending the workshop and how the training has prepared them for the ILO role.

For more information on ILO workshops or for help with registration, contact the PHA training team via email at [email protected]