Draft Biosecurity Regulations 2022 - public comments have closed

​​​Public comments on draft Biosecurity Regulations 2022 (the Regulations) have now closed

The Regulations are a supporting measure that are necessary for the full implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2019.  Their primary role is to translate the technical requirements under other pieces of legislation and align them with the relevant sections of the Biosecurity Act 2019.  

Although the Regulations will allow for the full implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2019, the passing of the new Regulations will not automatically trigger a repeal of other current biosecurity legislation (which includes the Animal (Brands & Movement) Act 1984, Seeds Act 1985, Animal Farming (Registration) Act 1994, Animal Health Act 1995, Plant Quarantine Act 1997, Weed Management Act 1999, Vermin Control Act 2000 – and associated Regulations). 

Please note: There will be a transition period before the repeal of existing biosecurity legislation, which is expected to occur later in 2022.

Next steps

Thank you for taking the time to make a submission.  We are committed to working closely with you to ensure development of the most appropriate and fit for purpose biosecurity Regulations.
Biosecurity Tasmania is currently assessing the feedback from this consultation process. 
The comments received, our response to the comments, and an indication of whether the feedback received resulted in amendments to the proposed Regulations, will be made publicly available before the Regulations are finalised.  

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