Notification of a Biosecurity Event is a legal requirement under section 73 of the
Biosecurity Act 2019. This requirement is in addition to the General Biosecurity Duty (GBD).
biosecurity event is something that has occurred, is occurring or is likely to occur and that has had, is having, or is likely to have, a significant adverse effect on the economy, environment or community.
Notification obligations apply to
pests and invasive pests.
Failure to report a biosecurity event to Biosecurity Tasmania is a specific offence under section 73 of the
Biosecurity Act 2019.
Contact and Reporting
Contact Biosecurity Tasmania for general information or to report a suspected pest, weed or disease:
Phone: (03) 6165 3777
Alternatively, for reporting pests, weeds or diseases, you can call the
Exotic Plant Pest Hotline (1800 084 881) or the
Emergency Animal Disease Hotline (1800 675 858).