Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania

changes made to plant Import Requirements after the last annual edition of the Plant Biosecurity Manual are detailed on our webpage Import Requirement Changes.

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. In practice, this means that there are a large number of rules relating to the conditions of entry for a wide range of plants and plant products that are imported into Tasmania - these rules are known as 'Import Requirements'.

The Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Manual (PBMTas) has been developed to help importers, exporters and the broader public understand the current requirements for the import and export of plants, plant products, and other related restricted matter authorised by the Biosecurity Act 2019 (Tasmania).

Below you can download the 2023 edition of the PBMTas. Each new edition is likely to contain changes to some import requirements so, if you do download the Manual or any extract from it (from below), please check that the hard copy you are using is the current edition.

In most cases, changes to import requirements are minor and will come into effect as the next edition of PBMTas is published. However, there may be rare occasions when we have to make changes to import requirements that necessarily come into effect immediately. We will be posting any such changes on this web page. If you use the PBMTas regularly, please bookmark this page so that you will be aware of any such emergency declarations.

Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania 2023 Edition

  Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania   (2Mb)

Further information:

Biosecurity Forms - Once you have worked out which import requirements apply in your case you can get the relevant forms online.

Changes made to import requirements during 2023 will not appear in the Manual until the next edition is published. So, please check the Plant Import Requirement Changes page regularly for changes not in the Manual.

Please send enquiries or feedback about the Plant Biosecurity Manual to


Biosecurity Enquiries
Phone: 03 6165 3777