Plant Biosecurity

​​​​​​​One of the key goals of the Tasmanian Biosecurity Policy is to minimise the threat to Tasmania's primary industries, natural environment and public health from disease and pest risks associated with plants and plant products brought into the State. 

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In this Topic

  • Plant Biosecurity Manual
    A manual to help importers, exporters and the public understand the import and export requirements of plants and plant matter authorised by the Plant Quarantine Act 1997 (Tasmania).
  • Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Pest Lists
    Explanation of the 'three tier' pest (and disease) categorisation system used to classify the level of risk a given pest presents to Tasmania.
  • Biosecurity Tasmania Import Risk Analysis (IRA) Processes
    Biosecurity Tasmania undertakes Import Risk Analysis reporting processes of pests and diseases of biosecurity concern.
  • Pests and Diseases
    Information on pests and pest management.
  • Pictorial Atlas of plant diseases diagnosed in Tasmania
    In this atlas, 92 species of fungi and 8 nematodes are illustrated. In most cases the disease symptoms are shown from photographs taken in the Plant Pathology Laboratory.
  • Plant Diagnostic Services
    Information on the testing provided by the Plant Diagnostic Services.
  • Light Trap Data
    This page contains weekly counts for the moths of several pest species caught in a 160 watt mercury vapor Rothamsted-design light trap located at Stony Rise near Devonport.
  • Small Weight Seed Imports
    Small Weight Seed Imports, how to register and associated forms
  • Approved Quarantine Place
    If you are a regular or even an occasional importer of items from the mainland that are subject to inspection by Biosecurity Tasmania, it may be in your interest to become an “Approved Quarantine Place” or AQP.
  • Plant Pest Surveillance
    Plant pest surveillance programs coordinated by Biosecurity Tasmania
  • Prohibited Seeds Listing
    Declaration of prohibited seeds under the Biosecurity Act as published in the Tasmanian Government Gazette on 04 August 2021

See also
​​​Find out how to identify and manage declared and environmental weeds.

For biosecurity information on travelling​ interstate visi​t the Australian Interstate Quarantine website


Biosecurity Enquiries
Phone: 03 6165 3777