The FSANZ 2012 Implementation Plan identifies the key strategic objectives and deliverables for FSANZ in implementing the Science Strategy 2010–2015 this year. These objectives and deliverables relate directly to the seven strategic areas and their respective strategic aims, as identified in the strategy. Not all of the strategic aims have been addressed in this year’s plan. The strategic aims included in any particular year will differ, depending on where our efforts are directed. The implementation of this plan is the responsibility of a range of FSANZ staff in collaboration with many external stakeholders.