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Exercise Border Bridge

Exercise Border Bridge has now been completed and has moved into the reporting phase, with the exercise evaluation and industry briefing due to be delivered in July 2018.

Exercise Border Bridge Evaluation Process

Exercise Border Bridge ran from 5 – 9 March 2018 and was a scenario-based exercise that assessed the ability of Queensland and New South Wales to respond in the event of a biosecurity incident affecting both states.

Exercise Border Bridge was the largest simulated biosecurity response exercise in Australia in the past 10 years.

More than 260 people from across Australia participated in the exercise, including representatives from government and industry.  
Participants were based either in either the joint Local Control Centre in Toowoomba (QLD) or State Coordination Centres in Brisbane (QLD) and Orange (NSW).

An Evaluation Team is collecting and collating feedback and observations from the exercise and will produce an evaluation report. Over 800 observations have been recorded which will be analysed and classifed into themes, findings, lessons and recommendations. The Evaluation Report will contribute to a Joint Queensland and New South Wales Exercise Report. It is anticipated that the final report will be completed in mid-2018.

Find out more

To find out more about Exercise Border Bridge, visit the Department of Primary Industries website or read the Exercise Border Bridge fact sheet.

General enquiries

borderbridge@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Media enquiries

NSW DPI Media - biosecurity@dpi.nsw.gov.au

QLD DAF Media - media@daf.qld.gov.au