Varroa Mite Action Plan

​​​​​You are invited to have your say on Tasmania's Draft Action Plan for Varroa Mite 2024-2034.​

 Tasmanian Action Plan For Varroa Mite 2024 to 2034 Draft Proposal March 2024 (PDF 182Kb)

​The draft action plan has 5 key focus areas including:

  1. ​Prevention:
    Maintain and improve activities to reduce the risk of varroa mite entry into Tasmania.

  2. Detection:
    Assess and upgrade varroa mite detection capabilities in border inspection and post-border surveillance activities.

  3. Response:
    Build enhanced capacity to rapidly respond to varroa mite detections.

  4. Combined Actions:
    Develop actions that contribute to at least two of the core actions of prevention, detection, or response. 

  5. Plan B:
    Minimise the impacts of varroa mite if it were to establish.

How to make a submission​​

Submissions close 26 July 2024 at 5pm

Please read the draft action plan and email your feedback to:

If you need more information about the draft action plan contact:

Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch

6165 3777​​

Privacy and copyright information​​​​​

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website. 

No personal information other than an individual's name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

​​Important information to note​​​​​​

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the submission will be treated as public. 

​If you would like yo​ur submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government. 

Submissions containing defamatory or offensive material, in whole or in part, will not be published.

If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

​The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality​

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). 

​If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.