Traveller's Guide to Tasmanian Biosecurity - What You Can and Can't Bring into Tasmania

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tasmania has some of the world's most stringent biosecurity requirements. Please help us protect Tasmania from introduced pests, weeds and diseases by ensuring that when you visit us you are not carrying or importing any restricted items. The introduction of a pest, weed or disease into a production area can result in expensive controls being implemented and loss of markets, which can cost primary industries and the community millions of dollars.

For more detailed information on the import into Tasmania of plant, plant material, animal products, pets and other restricted or prohibited items please visit our Guide to Importing page.

This quick reference guide can help you as you travel to Tasmania, but remember, requirements may change. To stay up to date, or for further information, please contact your relevant interstate biosecurity authorities.​​​​

Yes =  Yes; you can bring this item to Tasmania More Information =  Ask for more information
– you may need a permit or provide further information*
No =  No; you cannot bring this item into Tasmania

 * See contact information below


 Animal skins & hides
More Information
 Bees (including honeycomb, raw beeswax, bee suits, veils and gloves and used beekeeping equipment). See: Bees webpage
 Birds: Zebra finch, Budgerigars (budgies), Cockatiels, Guineafowl, Peafowl and Canaries. See: Animals with unrestricted entry requirements
 Cats, horses, guinea pigs. See: Animals with unrestricted entry requirements

 Crustaceans (including​ yabbies, red claw, marron and freshwater crayfish)

 Dogs (must be treated for hydatid tapeworm and be declared free from the brown dog tick within 24 hours prior to arrival). See: Dogs information
More Information
 Feral animals (fox, cane toad, European carp, Indian myna etc.). See: Invasive mammals
 Ferrets. See: Ferrets information
 Fish (freshwater or marine)
 • Private or commercial imports (live imports including aquarium species). See: Live Freshwater Fish
More Information
 • Fishing bait (snails, worms etc). See: Aquatic pests and diseases
 • Fish products. See: Fish and Fish Products
More Information
 • Goldfish. See: Live fish imports
 Insects No
 Livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep etc.). See: Pigs information, sheep information
More Information
 Native wildlife & aviary birds. See: Wildlife information
More Information
 Poultry & hatching eggs (Chickens, geese, turkey, pigeons and duck). See: Poultry and pet birds
 Reptiles & amphibians. See: Tasmanian Lizards

 Food items

Camping foods (freeze-dried, dehydrated) Yes
​Comb honey (honeycomb). See: Bees and apiary products and equipment
Dairy products including milk, cheese & yoghurt (fresh & powdered) Yes
Eggs. See: Egg food safety scheme
Fish (canned) Yes
Fish (flake, snapper, coral trout, barramundi, tuna, whiting, trevally, ling, squid, prawns, crab meat, rock lobster/saltwater crayfish) (fresh/frozen, whole/fillets) ** Yes
Fish (salmon, trout, eel, hake, cod, perch, mullet, flounder, bream, flathead, sardine); shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels, abalone (dead or alive)
Honey (must be declared to Biosecurity Officers) - Must be free of wax and bee debris
Meats (poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats) Yes
Meats (pork, lamb, beef for personal consumption) Yes
Processed foods (noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, fruit cake, pastries, jams, sauces) Yes
Tea & coffee Yes

** Seafood must be labelled with scientific and common names

 Fruits, vegetables & nuts (products)

 Fruit and Vegetables (fresh) No
 Fruit and Vegetables (cooked, hard frozen, canned, preserved, dried commercially) Yes
 Fruit salad mix (fresh)
 Green salad mix (pre-packaged) Yes
 Green salad mix
 Herbs (fresh) More Information
 Herbs & spices (dried & non-viable) Yes
 Nuts (dried only) Yes
 Onions, shallots, chives, garlic More Information
 Seeds (all) (peas, lupin, chickpeas & canola have specific import requirements)
More Information
 Potatoes (fresh or seed) No

 Machinery, equipment and related items

 Agricultural and recreational equipment contaminated with plant material or soil No
 Boots (free of soil) Yes
 Fishing, diving equipment incl. boats, surfboards and waders (marine or freshwater), Clean & dry more information here
More Information
 Used beekeeping equipment (includes bee suits, veils and gloves)
​​Vehicles, machinery (cars, motorcycles, utes, trucks, trailers, farm equipment etc.) contaminated with plant material or soil (see our website for information on weed hygiene​)​

 Plants and related items

 Bulbs, corms see importing plants
More Information
 Cut flowers & foliage More Information
 Fruit & Vegetables (plants, seedlings & seeds)
More Information
 Garden tools (free of soil) Yes
 Grapevines, cuttings or bud wood
More Information
 House/pot plants & nursery stock More Information
 Soil or anything containing soil No
 Stock feed (hay, grain, birdseed/sticks) More Information
Untreated timber & timber products
More Information
 Weeds & weed seed see prohibited seeds list

For more information on carrying the following items into Tasmania, please contact:

  • Plants/Fruits to Tasmania - (03) 6165 3777
  • Dogs to Tasmania - Toll Free 1800 684 215
  • Aquarium and Pet Fish - (03) 6165 3777
  • Fish, fish products and fishing/diving equipment (marine and freshwater) – 03 6165 3777
  • Livestock/pets/bees/domestic animals (including livestock restrictions applying to Bass Strait Islands) 03 6165 3777
  • Native wildlife and aviary birds – 03 6165 4305
  • Restricted fin-fish – 03 6777 2200
Further Information

This quick reference guide can help you as you travel to Tasmania, but remember, requirements may change. To stay up to date, or for further information, please contact your relevant interstate quarantine authorities​.

Plant Biosecurity Manual

Conditions and restrictions for the import of plants and other prescribed matter into Tasmania:
Plant Biosecurity Manual

Exotic Fish Species
For information on prohibited exotic fish species contact the Inland Fisheries Service on telephone 03 6165 3038 or by email:

Further contact information: Biosecurity Tasmania Contact Us Page


Biosecurity Enquiries
Phone: 03 6165 3777