SSBA Reporting Forms List
Release Date: July 2019
From 14 March 2016 Salmonella Typhi and Vibrio cholerae will no longer be classed as security sensitive biological agents (SSBAs). The removal of these agents from the List of Security Sensitive Biological Agents (List of SSBAs) means that any facility handling S. Typhi or V. cholerae is no longer required to comply with the SSBA Regulatory Scheme requirements in relation to these agents.
If a facility is handling any other biological agents designated as SSBAs (as determined on the List of SSBAs dated 14 March 2016), it must continue to comply with the requirements of the SSBA Regulatory Scheme in relation to those agents.
Removal of S. Typhi and V. cholerae from a facility registration
The listing of S. Typhi and V. cholerae will be automatically removed from a facility’s registration by Health from 14 March 2016. Facilities are not required to dispose of these agents.
Following the automatic removal of S. Typhi and V. cholerae from the List of SSBAs, facilities may apply to de-register with the SSBA Regulatory Scheme as long as no SSBAs (as determined on the List of SSBAs dated 14 March 2016) are held.
If SSBAs are held and the facility is to de-register, then the entire holdings of SSBAs must be disposed of, via complete transfer or destruction, before de-registration can occur.
Note: as S. Typhi and V. cholerae are no longer considered SSBAs, the facility may retain all holdings of these agents and still apply for de-registration.
Providing information to the Department of Health
The information you provide to Health is mandated by the National Health Security Act 2007 and will be included on the National Register of SSBAs.
It is important to answer all questions and to provide accurate information. If the information you provide is incorrect or incomplete, Health may require you to provide additional information. This may cause delays.
Personal information provided to Health will comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988.
Please ensure that the person completing this form holds the appropriate authority to submit this application on behalf of the entity or facility.
Instructions on preparing this notification
This document allows electronic entry of information into the required fields. It is recommended that, where possible, this form should be completed on a computer and a copy printed, signed and sent to Health.
All questions are mandatory and must be completed unless otherwise stated in this form. If the space provided in each field is not sufficient to complete your answer, please include any additional information in an attachment with the information clearly marked as to which question it relates to.
Please ensure you retain a copy of this completed form as Health is unable to provide copies of submitted documents.
To lodge this form via post you will need to use an opaque envelope and post using Australia Post’s Registered Mail service. You are considered to have submitted the report at the date and time shown on the registered post receipt.
Please do not email or fax forms to Health as these cannot be accepted.
Please submit all postal applications to:
Health Emergency Planning, Security and Laboratories Section
Department of Health
MDP 140, GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Once Health has received the form, you will be provided with a confirmation of receipt by email to the contact officer listed for the facility.
Please use your facility reference number to refer to any matters relating to your facility.
If you have any queries about this form please contact the SSBA Regulatory Scheme:
Telephone: (02) 6289 7477
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