Animals That Can't Be Imported

​​​​​​​​​Animals, disease agents or restricted materials which are not listed as Unrestricted Entry or Animal with Entry Requirements on this website MAY NOT BE IMPORTED. That is, entry NOT ALLOWED.

Listed below is information relating to particular animals and restricted material that are specifically prohibited from entering Tasmania.
  • Abalone. Importation of abalone (dead or alive), including abalone products, is prohibited. Abalone from any state or territory may only be permitted entry to Tasmania if a Special Authority has been obtained from the Chief Veterinary Officer prior to the importation taking place and the import conditions of that Special Authority have been strictly complied with. See below for details about Special Authority applications.
  • Rock lobster/crayfish
    • Live – Entry NOT ALLOWED unless in accordance with a Special Authority issued by the Chief Veterinary Officer. An Application for Special Authority form is located at the bottom of this page.
    • Dead – May be imported in accordance with the General Authority for Animals with Unrestricted Entry Requirements . NOTE: the Fisheries (Rock Lobster) Rules 2011 sets size and possession limits which apply to imported rock lobsters of the genus Jasus and Sagmariasus. Lobster species outside of these categories are not subject to Tasmanian fisheries management legislation. Please contact the Recreational Fisheries Section on (03) 6165 3035 for further advice. 

  • Mussels (Mytilus sp.), clams (Dosinia sp.) and oysters (Otrea sp., Crassostrea sp., or Saccostrea
    • Live – Entry NOT ALLOWED unless in accordance with a Special Authority issued by the Chief Veterinary Officer. An Application for Special Authority form is located at the bottom of this page. 
    • Dead – May be imported in accordance with the General Authority for Animals with Unrestricted Entry Requirements  which strictly controls the areas from which these animals may be sourced.  

APPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL AUTHORITY – can be made to the Chief Veterinary Officer by completing the form linked below and emailing it to Animal Disease Enquiries

  Application for special authority to import animals, animal material, or restricted animal material   (433Kb)​


Contact

Biosecurity Tasmania (Biosecurity) Enquiries
13 St. Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777
Fax: 03 6173 0225
Email: Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Animal Disease Enquiries
Chief Veterinary Officer
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3263
Fax: 03 6278 1875
Email: DPIPWEAnimalDisease.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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