Biological Control Agents

​​​​​​​Animals to be used as biological control agents may be imported into Tasmania without further restriction if release permits have been issued for these animals under the Biosecurity Act 2015​​ administered by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, ​​Water & the Environment.​

Upon arrival in Tasmania each consignment must​ have on the outside of the packaging:

    • a clear description of the contents (common and scientific names), and
    • contact details of both supplier and importer, and
    • purpose of importation, and
    • a copy of the Commonwealth Government's approval for their importation into Australia.
    • Upon request consignments must be presented to a Biosecurity Tasmania Inspector for inspection at an approved place.
    • No soil or plant material is to be within the consignment without approval.​

For further information:​


Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777