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Biosecurity is the protection of industries, the environment and public well-being, health, amenity and safety from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.

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 Hot Topics
Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy 2013-2017 | 2013 Review of the Moratorium on GMOs | Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease | Plant Quarantine Manual 2013 | Avian Paramyxovirus in Pigeons | Latest Import Restrictions

Quarantine Tasmania
Strict quarantine requirements are in place to protect the State's environment and primary industries from introduced pests and diseases.
Aquatic Pests and Diseases
Aquatic pests have the potential to destroy marine and freshwater environments, and to decimate recreational and commercial fisheries.
Animal Health
Tasmania's best defence against the spread of animal and poultry diseases is for owners and those who work with animals to be able to recognise the sy...
Animal Welfare
There have been recent changes to the Animal Welfare Act.
Identifying, Selling & Moving Livestock
What you need to know about livestock identification when buying or selling cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. Includes information about NLIS and downloa...
Plant Health
Information on plant diseases and identification.
Weeds
Identifying and managing weeds.
AgVet Chemicals
Information on chemical legislation, registration, permits, licences, prohibited chemicals, residues in food and fibre, and spray incidents.
Gene Technology
A review of Tasmania's moratorium on commercial release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Tasmania is underway.
Food Safety
Ensuring food produced in Tasmania's primary production and processing sectors is safe to eat is an important step in ensuring the wellbeing of consum...
Pests
Foxes, ants, rabbits, bird control and marine pests, european house borer.
Diagnostic Services
Laboratory services available through DPIPWE for animal disease diagnosis, seed certification and water microbiology.
TASAG Elisa Testing
Testing for a wide range of plant viruses, some viroids and selected bacterial pathogens in a wide range of plants and seeds for a variety of clients....
Biosecurity Policy, Strategy & Publications
Policy, Strategy, Fact Sheets & Publications plus Useful Links.
Veterinary Board of Tasmania
For the registration of veterinary surgeons, and the regulation of veterinary practice.

 What’s New
2013 Review of the Moratorium on GMOs - Questions and Answers | Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy Flyer July 2013 | Sample Forms | IRA Queen Bee Imports | Animal Welfare Standards – Poultry | Animal Welfare Guidelines - Poultry

Tasmanian Plant Quarantine Manual

TBIRD button - Search the Tasmanian Biosecurity Import Requirements Database (TBIRD)

See also: Invasive Species

For further information contact:

  Biosecurity & Product Integrity Division
  1 Franklin Wharf
  Hobart TAS 7000
  Phone: 03 6233 6634
  Email: EABPI.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au





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