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Traveller's Guide to Tasmanian Quarantine - What You Can and Can't Bring into Tasmania


Colour photograph of suitcase of flowers, fruit and vegetables with red diagonal stripe through indicating not permitted into the state.What you can bring into Tasmania
What you can't bring into Tasmania
Contact Details
Further Information


Tasmania has some of the world's most stringent quarantine regulations. Please help us retain Tasmania's disease-free status by ensuring that when you visit us you are not carrying or importing any restricted items. The introduction of a pest or disease into a production area can result in expensive controls being implemented and loss of markets, which can cost primary industries and the community millions of dollars.

This quick reference guide can help you as you travel to Tasmania, but remember, requirements may change. To stay up to date, or for further information, please contact your relevant interstate quarantine authorities.


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YES - What you can bring into Tasmania

When travelling to Tasmania from ALL mainland States you may bring in the following goods:

  • Dried nuts
  • Processed foods including dried, cooked and canned fruit and vegetables
  • Freeze dried camping foods
  • Meat for human/personal consumption including salami, hams and meat sticks
  • Canned fish
  • Tanned skins and hides (all) including antlers and horns
  • Cheese
  • Honey
  • Noodles, pasta, rice, bread, cereals and sauces
  • Tea coffee and biscuits
  • Poultry and poultry hatching eggs
  • Cats and horses
  • Baby food

Permits are required for the following items coming into Tasmania: (available by contacting Quarantine in your originating State)
  • Bulbs, corms etc. that are dormant and free of soil
  • Fruit, vegetables and cut flowers
  • Plants and nursery stock
  • Native birds and wildlife
  • Livestock/Domestic Animals
  • Soil and plant samples imported for analytical purposes at quarantine approved laboratories

Requirements for Importing Animals to Tasmania
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NO - What you can’t bring into Tasmania

These items are either fully prohibited, need specific certification or require treatment.
Ask = Please contact the relevant authority.

Items entering TasmaniaFrom all Australian States and TerritoriesReason or Action required?
Abalone and abalone products (all) including fresh, frozen, dried, vacuum sealed etc.
No
Abalone Viral Ganglioneuritis
Aquarium fish (except goldfish) and molluscs
Ask
Telephone: (03) 6233 3352
Agricultural equipment – Checklist for used and field tested Harvesters and harvesting equipment.Treatment to remove soil at owner's expense.
Harvesters and harvesting equipment - used and field tested.
Mandatory inspection in Tasmania of all imported harvesters and harvesting equipment.
Ask
Dirty machinery may contain biosecurity threats including soil-bourne contaminants, noxious weeds and restricted plant material. Refer to the checklist.
Apple/pear trees, cuttings and fruit
No
Fire blight and Fruit fly
Banana plants and seeds of Musaceae species
No
Multiple pest/disease risk
Native birds and wildlife (including caged birds)
No
Government permit required for all native animals and birds
Capsicum fruit, plants and seed
No
Tobacco blue mould and fruit fly
Citrus plants
No
Citrus canker, fruit fly
Cut flowers and foliage
No
Multiple pest/disease risk
Dogs
Yes*
*Provided that the dog(s) meet with entry requirements under the Animal Health Act.
Please read the Bringing a Dog into Tasmania Fact Sheet.
Require treatment for Hydatids tape worm (some exceptions) call 1800 684 215
Fallow deer skins, hides and carcasses (untanned)
Ask
Wildlife Permit required. Phone (03) 6233 6556
Feral animals: fox, cane toads, dingo, European carp, Mexican walking fish
No
Fully prohibited
Fin Fish
(Boney Fish, Sharks etc.)
Ask
Special Authority
Apply Animal Health
Restrictions on Fish & Fish Products
Other Fish & Fish Products -
includes Fin Fish, Crustaceans and live Molluscs
Ask
New conditions apply
Special Authority may be required
Fishing equipment (all) - marine and freshwater - including boats, scuba gear, waders, wetsuits / diving equipment, etc.Abalone Viral Ganglioneuritis
Caulerpa (seaweed)
Didymo (rock snot)
Checklist form
Fox and fox products (untanned) including fresh, frozen or dried skins, carcasses, urine, scats, etc.
No
Prohibited unless accompanied by Animal Health Special Authority
Fruit and vegetables
No
Fruit fly and multiple pest/disease risk
Garden tools and walking boots with soil
Ask
Treatment to remove soil at owner's expense
Goldfish, aquarium fish
No
Goldfish ulcer disease
Grape vines, cuttings and bud wood
No
Multiple pest/disease risk
Honeycomb, bees and used bee keeping equipment
No
Small hive beetle
Hunting trophies - see Fox & fox products; Fallow deer skins; Tanned skins and hides
Ask
Restrictions apply on the importation of fox and fox products to Tasmania
Leafy vegetables
No
Western flower thrip
Livestock: cattle, pigs and sheep
Ask
Specific entry conditions apply.
Check the Requirements for Importing Animals.
Fact sheet on importing livestock to Tasmania.
Maize, corn seed
No
Boil smut
Molluscs (live) including mussels, oysters etc.
Ask
New conditions apply
Special Authority may be required
Myrtaceae
No
Myrtle rust
Orchids
Ask
New entry requirements apply
Peas in the pod and seed
No
Pea weevil
Pets
Ask
Cats – allowed, Dogs – see above
Pot plants and nursery stock
(see also Orchids)
No
Multiple pest/disease risk
Potatoes
No
Multiple pest/disease risk
Salmon
No
Multiple pest/disease risk
Seeds for sowing
Ask
Specific entry conditions apply
Snails, live fish, worms/fish bait (see Pest FishYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement)
No
Multiple pest/disease risk
Soil
No
Multiple pest/disease risk
Stock feed/hay, grain, bird food, lupins
Ask
Specific entry conditions apply
Tanned skins and hides (all) including antlers and horns
Yes
Allowed entry
Timber, logs and wood
Ask
European house borer
Tomato plants and seeds
No
Tobacco blue mould
Watercraft (all) - marine and freshwater - including fishing boats, jet skis, yachts, kayaks, canoes, etc.Mandatory inspection for Abalone Viral Ganglioneuritis
Caulerpa (seaweed) prevention
Didymo (rock snot)
Checklist form
Weeds - aquatic and terrestrial, including seeds
No
Fully prohibited. More information about declared weeds.
Yabbies (Freshwater Crayfish)
No
Fully prohibited, dead or alive.

IMPORTANT: This information relates to Tasmanian domestic travellers only. Each Australian State has different quarantine regulations so please check with each State individually.

For commercial Tasmanian imports and exports please contact Quarantine Tasmania directly for specific requirements on (03) 6233 3352.
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Contact Details

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Tasmanian Quarantine

For more information for people travelling to Tasmania:
Contact: Quarantine Domestic
Phone: 03 6233 3352 (or 1800 084 881 for quarantine service in your state)
Fax: 03 6233 8885
Email: Quarantine.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Address: GPO Box 44, Hobart 7001

Ring before you bring:
Plants/Fruits to Tasmania - (03) 6233 3352
Dogs to Tasmania - Toll Free 1800 684 215
Wildlife to Tasmania - for permits (03) 6233 6556
Aquarium and Pet Fish - Inland Fisheries for restrictions (03) 6233 2065, website: www.ifs.tas.gov.auYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement
Livestock - Quarantine Vet (03) 6233 6875

Interstate Quarantine

VIC 136 186
NSW (02) 6391 3100
QLD (07) 3404 6999
SA 1300 666 010
WA (08) 9334 1800
NT (08) 8999 2138
ACT (02) 6207 6376
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Our Quarantine Barriers

We are very serious about quarantine, so if you do by mistake bring any restricted items into Tasmania, pass them to the quarantine officer at the barrier checkpoint for inspection. If you pass the checkpoint, our trained sniffer dogs will detect these items and you may be fined $130 - on the spot. Also, special conditions apply for the importation of agricultural and earth moving machinery.

Tasmania has an overseas quarantine barrier, administered by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS)You are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement, and a stringent interstate barrier. Quarantine Tasmania runs an integrated service, in cooperation with AQIS, in operating these barrier services. They cover both commercial and non-commercial movements, including visitors to the State and the postal service.

International Quarantine (AQIS)

For more information for people travelling to and from Australia:
Contact: Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS)
Freecall 1800 020 504
Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS)
Phone: 03 6233 3352
Fax: 6234 6785

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Further Information

Plant Quarantine Manual
Conditions and restrictions for the import of plants and other prescribed matter into Tasmania:
Plant Quarantine Manual


Exotic Fish Species
See the Inland Fisheries website for information on prohibited exotic fish speciesYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement

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