QLD Biodiscovery Act 2004

In Queensland, biodiscovery is regulated under the Biodiscovery Act 2004, which sets up a framework for obtaining consent to access resources and share the benefits of their use. The Biodiscovery in Queensland guideline provides information to help determine if an activity is considered biodiscovery.

Biodiscovery involves the collection and use of native biological material (e.g. plants, animals and other organisms) for commercial applications (e.g. pharmaceuticals and insecticides).