Biosecurity

​​​​​​​​​​​Tasmania has some of the world's most stringent biosecurity regulations. 

Strict biosecurity requirements are in place to protect the State's environment and primary industries from introduced pests and diseases - from both overseas and the Australian mainland.​

In this topic

  • Traveller's Guide to Tasmanian Biosecurity - What You Can and Can't Bring into Tasmania
    A guide of what you can and can't bring into Tasmania.
  • Biosecurity for New and Small Landholders
    This page provide some basic information to help new and small landowners understand their biosecurity obligations and responsibilities in weed management, plant diseases, animal management, movement and sale of animals and governance of food safety regarding animal products.
  • A Guide to Tasmania's Biosecurity System
    An introductory guide as to how Tasmania’s biosecurity system works to help protect the State’s freedom from pests, weeds and diseases.
  • Importing Animals
    Tasmania has placed controls over the importation of animals, disease agents, biosecurity matter and carriers from other States or Territories. These controls are enacted under the Biosecurity Act 2019.
  • Importing Plants
    Importing Plants (Nursery Stock) - In addition to general requirements that apply to the import of all plants and plant products, there are a number of specific import requirements that apply to nursery stock, depanding on the origin, species and type of nursery stock.
  • What You Can Take Out of Tasmania
    What you can and can't take out of Tasmania when travelling to other Australian states and territories.
  • Biosecurity Forms
    Once you have worked out which import requirements apply in your case the relevant Biosecurity forms are available online.
  • Agricultural Hygiene Washdown Infrastructure
  • Learning about biosecurity
    What is biosecurity? What does it mean for you? How does it work? What can you do to help to keep Tasmania safe from the effects of pests, weeds and diseases? This page lists a number of online biosecurity learning and information resources, together with links to organisations and groups who all have an important role in promoting and practicing biosecurity in Australia - and in particular in Tasmania.
  • Seasonal Biosecurity Compliance Report
    The Seasonal Compliance Reports provide a summary of key compliance actions undertaken by Biosecurity Tasmania based on the Compliance and Enforcement Framework. There are numerous other compliance activities undertaken including education and support activities to encourage voluntary compliance, responses to complaints and a range of other audits and inspections which are not captured in these reports.

Find out about the risks of aquatic pests and​ diseases.

Going fishing in New Zealand? Beware of Didymo a freshwater algae, which can spread quickly.

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