Plant Pest Surveillance

Biosecurity Tasmania coordinates plant pest surveillance as part of the National Plant Health Surveillance Program (NPHSP), and for State plant pest area freedom status information.

The NPHSP is part funded and coordinated by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), and delivered by all Australian state and territory jurisdictions, who undertake the operational and reporting components of the program. The NPHSP is primarily designed and implemented to enable the early detection of exotic pest species that may enter and establish in Australia.

The Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Surveillance Strategy (TPBSS) 2022 - 2027

The Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Surveillance Strategy (TPBSS) 2022 - 2027 has been developed to improve surveillance outcomes and drive greater efficiency in the biosecurity system. It endeavours to define and document policy, provide surveillance activity coordination, and build a technically sound knowledge base that supports faster and better informed incursion responses, as well as market access outcomes.

 Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Surveillance Strategy (PDF 4Mb)


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