​We all have a general​ biosecurity duty​ to protect our primary industries, environment and way of life from harmful pests, weeds and diseases. Help us by:

  • ​leaving fresh food and other restricted items at home before travelling to Tasmania​
  • disposing of, or declaring restricted items when you arrive in Tasmania


Raw, frozen, dried, canned or cooked meat / meat products of farm animals, poultry, birds, and game species. 
Examples: Pork, lamb, beef, goat, crocodile, chicken, kangaroo, ham, sausage, salami.

Allowed if: Killed in Australia for personal consumption.

Not permitted entry: Meat products from overseas unless approved by Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)​.

Extra tip: There are different requirements for fish/seafood products.
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? If requested

For further information:


Examples: Honey, honeycomb.

Allowed if: Honey that has been commercially filtered to a maximum 2mm pore size and free of wax pieces or bee parts/pests, 
Unfiltered honey commercially produced in Tasmania, in original unopened and sealed packaging. 

Not permitted entry: Unfiltered honey that is not produced in Tasmania, honeycomb that is not produced in Tasmania.

Extra tip: Clear labelling or other proof must confirm that honey products (unfiltered honey, honeycomb) are produced and packaged in Tasmania.

There are different requirements for beeswax. A Health Certificate must be completed and emailed to
​Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

For further information:
Senior Biosecurity Officer (Apiary Biosecurity) Julie Lupia
Mobile: 0467 805 968

​Fish and seafood (for consumption)

Fresh, frozen, whole, filleted, smoked, dried, cured, pickled, cooked. This includes fish products that are not on the Restricted Fish List.​

Examples: Flake, snapper, red emperor, coral trout, barramundi, tuna, whiting, trevally, ling, gummy shark, mackerel, squid, prawns, scallops, crab meat, marine rock lobster/crayfish, canned fish.

Allowed if: Species is identifiable and dead, and the outside of the packaging is clearly labelled with scientific and common names.

Any fish on the Restricted Fish List found in the Animal Biosecurity Manual (PDF 1MB)​ including salmon, trout, eel, hake, cod, perch, mullet, flounder, bream, flathead, herring, sea bass, grouper, sardines may be imported if it meets the requirements listed in the Animal Biosecurity Manual Section 3.3.14.

Shellfish: oysters, clams and mussels originating from mainland Australia except NSW will require a Declaration by C​onsigner to be completed and accompany them. Any oysters, clams and mussels originating from NSW or any region known to be infected with the Oyster Herpes virus have restricted entry to Tasmania.

Not permitted entry: Abalone dead or alive including abalone products.

Extra tips: Fish product includes eggs/roe.
Any canned fish (including fish on the prohibited list) are allowed entry.
There are different requirements for live aquatic animals.
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes

Further information on conditions and restrictions:
Please see Animal Biosecurity Manua​l Tasmania​​ (PDF 1MB).

For further information and import enquiries:
Please contact​​​​

Fresh fruit and vegetables

​Plant based foods including processed fruit and vegetables.

Allowed if: Cooked, baked, hard frozen, canned, preserved, commercially dried, freeze dried, cooked and dehydrated at home.

Not permitted entry: Fresh fruit and vegetables including potatoes, fresh herbs, garlic, ginger, onion.

Extra tip: If you are coming to Tasmania by sea on the Spirit of Tasmania you can bring food to consume on board, but you must dispose of it onboard in the bins or at the Biosecurity Inspection point when exiting the terminal.
Declare the item? Yes

Inspection required? Yes

Further information on conditions and restrictions:
Please see the Plant Biosecurity ​Manual Tasmania (PDF 2Mb).

For commercial import enquiries:

For personal enquiries:

Processed food (including nuts & edible seeds)

Processed food including dairy, nuts and edible seeds for human consumption.
Examples: Commercially dehydrated camping meals (excluding seafood), commercially dehydrated food (excluding seafood), canned/preserved/cooked/frozen or commercially dehydrated fruit and vegetables, dried nuts, cheese, milk, yoghurt, ice-cream and other processed dairy products (fresh or powdered), commercially produced eggs and egg products (fresh or powdered), canned fish, coffee, teas, nut bars, seed bars, chips, commercially produced mixture of dried fruits, other nuts, seeds & other food items traditionally in trail mixes, noodles, pasta, rice, flours, dried cereals and pulses, dried herbs and spices, jams, sauces, sugars, edible oils, kimchi and other fermented fruit and vegetables, ready-to-cook retail packs, homemade cooked meals, popcorn, tofu and other processed soy products, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, fruit juice (without fruit pieces), biscuits, muffins, cakes, bread, fruitcake, Christmas cake, cookies, other baked goods, chocolate, candy, lollies, processed baby food/formula.

Allowed if: It is identifiable, you cannot grow plants from the product, and it is clean and free of biosecurity contamination like bugs, soil, or diseases. 

Not permitted entry: Peas, lupin, chickpeas and canola seeds have specific import requirements, please see Plant ​Biosecurity Manual Tasmania (PDF 2MB)

Nuts or seeds that are not dried (containing any green material).

Extra tip: 

Home dehydrated fruit and vegetables that have been cooked in the first instance, then dehydrated are ok. However, fruit and vegetables that have been home dehydrated from the raw state are not permitted.

Do not bring seeds that are for planting without checking the import seed requirements​.

​Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes​

For commercial fruit & vegetable import enquiries

For further information about processed food enquiries

For personal enquiries


Biosecurity Tasmania