>>> PLEASE NOTE <<<
On 17 May 2023, all requirements and conditions for importing animals
and animal products
into Tasmania were fully enacted under the Tasmanian Biosecurity Act 2019,
(replacing the now repealed Animal Health Act 1995
Please make a note of the address for this new Manual, as the webpage you are currently viewing is scheduled to be archived.
Live freshwater fish may only be imported in accordance with the conditions established under the:
General Authority for the Importation of Live Freshwater Fish
only those species listed on the
Inland Fisheries Permissible Fish List are allowed entry under this General Authority, and
all fish must be accompanied by a completed
Certificate for the Importation of Live Freshwater Fish into Tasmania (Declaration by Consignor):
Permissible Fish List
Certificate for the Importation of Live Freshwater Fish into Tasmania (Declaration by Consignor)
Persons who are
not Registered as a Fish Dealer with IFS
may not import freshwater fish into Tasmania without an appropriate permit issued by the Director of Inland Fisheries.
The following fish species are prohibited in Tasmania and must not be imported:
Any species listed as a:
Controlled Species under the
Inland Fisheries Act 1995 (Inland Fisheries (Controlled Fish) Order 2015), or a
Noxious Fish under the
Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995(Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016.
>> It is the importer's responsibility to check these lists before importing any fish to Tasmania. <<
Live Freshwater Invertebrates – The same rules apply for importation of Live Freshwater Invertebrates as for Live Freshwater Fish.
Contact the Inland Fisheries Service for more information.
Live Goldfish – Imports of goldfish into Tasmania may only occur from premises that have a Disease Management Plan approved by the Tasmanian Chief Veterinary Officer, and who also hold a valid
Individual Permit to import goldfish. Further enquiries should be directed to email AnimalDisease.Enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au