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Biosecurity Tasmania Hotlines

Topic Number Email
Animal Imports03 6165 3777 Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Dogs to Tasmania 1800 684 215 Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Emergency Animal Disease

03 6165 3263 (9 am - 4 pm)

1800 675 888 after hours

animaldisease.enquiries@dpiwe.tas.gov.au

 

Emergency Plant Disease1800 084 881

Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Invasive Species (Foxes, Indian mynas, rabbits etc)
1300 369 688

Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Myrtle Rust Reporting  
1800 084 881Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Weeds03 6165 3777 Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
What I can and can not bring into Tasmania03 6165 3777 Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
What you can and can't take out of Tasmania03 6165 3777 Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

 

Biosecurity Tasmania – Contact List by Branch

Division/Unit Number Email
General Manager's Office 03 6165 3018

Sally.Hanson@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare03 6165 3263

Rosemary.Meissner@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Animal Health Laboratory03 6777 2111

specimenreception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Biosecurity Operations03 6165 3777 Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Invasive Species

03 6777 2182

Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics03 6478 4114

Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Product Integrity

03 6165 3083

Lyndel.Churchill@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

 

Biosecurity Tasmania – Contact List by Enquiry Topic

Enquiry Topics A - D

A

​Topic ​Phone ​Branch ​Contact Person ​Email
​Agida Sales Enquiries​​03 6165 3243​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch​Susan Archersusan.archer@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​​​AGVET Chemicals​03 6777 2133​Product Integrity Branch​Stuart Bowman chemical.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Algal Blooms (Fresh Water)​​03 6165 3272​Water Assessment Branch​Martin Readmartin.read@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​​Algal Blooms (Marine)

​03 6165 3233 or
1300 720 647

​​Fisheries Tasmania​​Enquiries Line fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Animal Biosecurity

03 6165 3777 or
03 6165 3263

​Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch​Enquiries Line animaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Animal Branding​03 6165 3240​Product Integrity Branch​Registrar of Animal Brands – Andrea Clarknlis.tas@dpipwe.tas.gov.au 
​Animal Cruelty
03 6165 3777
or
03 6165 3263
​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Bruce Jackson or RSPCA or Enquiries Line

welfarereporting@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

​Animal Diseases

​03 6777 2115 or

03 6165 3777

Biosecurity Operations Branch​Bruce Jackson or Enquiries Lineanimaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Animal Health Laboratories03 6777 2111Animal Health LaboratoriesSpecimen Receptionspecimenreception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Animal Health Legislation03 6165 3263Animal Biosecurity and Welfare BranchEnquiries Lineanimaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Animal Imports

03 6165 3755 or

03 6165 3777

Biosecurity Operations BranchSabatino Cesile or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Animal Welfare

03 6777 2115 or
03 6165 3777

Biosecurity Operations Branch​Bruce Jackson or Enquiries Line​welfarereporting@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Aquatic Biosecurity Threats

03 6165 3755 or

03 6165 3777

Biosecurity Operations Branch Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries Line Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.auu


B

Bees

03 6165 3778 or    

03 6165 3777

Biosecurity Operations BranchKarla Williams or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au   
​Birds nesting in the Roof​Advise callter to contact a pest controller
​Blueberry Rust​03 6165 3777​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


C

Calicivirus  (rabbits) North            

03 6478 4117 

or    

03 6165 3777​



 

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​David White or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.auu
​Calicivirus (rabbits) South

​03 6165 3265 or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Glenn Graves or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Cats (Domestic)

03 6165 3755 or

​03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Cats (Feral) - North

​03 6478 4117

or

03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​David White or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Cats (Feral) - South

​03 6165 3265 or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Glenn Graves or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Cattle Health and Welfare

​03 6165 3777 or
03 6165 3263

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Enquiries Lineanimalwelfareenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Cattle Tags​03 6165 3240​Product Integrity Branch​Registrar of Animal Brands – Andrea Clarknlis.tas@dpipwe.tas.gov.au 
​Chemical Licensing​03 6777 2118​Product Integrity Branch​Maria Hawksleychemical.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Chemical Spraying ​03 6777 2133​Product Integrity Branch​Stuart Bowmanchemical.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Chief Veterinary Officer​03 6165 3263​Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch​Chief Veterinary Officer – Rod Andrewartharod.andrewartha@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


D

​Dairy Food Safety03 6165 3091           ​Product Integrity Branch​Owen Hunt foodsafety.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au  
​Detector Dogs​03 6214 6021​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Rhonda Hall Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Didymo (Rock Snot) Prevention

03 6165 3755

​03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Dogs to Tasmania (bringing dogs to Tasmania)

03 6165 3755 or 

​03 6165 3777 or

1800 684 215 (pre-recorded message)            

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


Enquiry Topics E - K

E

​Egg Production​03 6165 3091​Product Integrity Branch​Owen Huntfoodsafety.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Environmental weeds

03 6165 4399 or
03 6165 3777​

​Biosecurity Operations Branch

​Karen Stewart or Enquiries Line

Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au 


F

​Feral Animals North ​6478 4117
or             
6165 3777
        
​Biosecurity Operations Branch        ​David White or
Enquiries Line       
Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
 Feral Animals - South

​03 6165 3265

or
6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Glenn Graves or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Fish Health

​6165 3259

or

6165 3263

​Animal Biosecurity and Welfare BranchEileen Wronski
or
Enquiries Line
animaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Fish Vaccines

​6777 2098 

or
6165 3263

​Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch​Jeremy Carson or Enquiries Linejeremy.carson@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Food Safety Policy​03 6165 3091​Product Integrity Branch​Owen Huntfoodsafety.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Food Safety Program​03 6165 3091​Product Integrity Branch​Owen Huntfoodsafety.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Food Standards​03 6165 3091​Product Integrity Branch​Owen Huntfoodsafety.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Foot and Mouth Disease

03 6165 3263
or

1800 675 888

​Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch​Chief Veterinary Officer animaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Fox sightings
1300 369 688
​Biosecurity Operations Branch
​Reporting line
Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


​Goat Health & Welfare

03 6165 3777 or     

03 6165 3263

​Biosecurity Operations BranchEnquiries Line animalwelfareenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Gorse (North)

​03 6165 4399 

or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Karen Stewart or Enquiries Line

Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

​Gorse (South)

​03 6165 4399 

or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Karen Stewart or Enquiries Line Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Grain Imports or Certification​03 6478 4110​Biosecurity Operations Branch Biosecurity DevonportBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


H

​Hobby farmers information and advice - Animal​03 6165 3263Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch​​Enquiries Lineanimaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Hobby farmers information and advice – Invasive Species

​03 6165 4399

or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Karen Stewart or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.auu
​Hobby Farmers Information and Advice - Plant​03 6165 3769
or
03 6165 3777
​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Meg Flanagan or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Horse Health, Welfare and Diseases​03 6165 3263 or       
03 6165 3777
​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Enquiries Lineanimalwelfareenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Hydatids Prevention ​03 6165 3755
or
03 6165 3777
​Biosecurity Operations Branch Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries Line Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


I

​Import restrictions​03 6165 3777​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Enquiries Line Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Import risk analysis - Animal​03 6165 3263 
​Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch​Mary Lou Conway animaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Import risk analysis - Plant03 ​6478 4114
​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch
Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Import risk analysis – Invasive Species​03 6478 4128
​Invasive Species Branch​Michael Noblemichael.noble@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Importing Animals

​03 6165 3755 or

03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Importing Plants

03 6398 8415 or

​03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Tania Jensen or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Importing Wildlife

​03 6165 3755 or

03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Insects (Entomology) (North)​03 6777 2150​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch​Guy Westmoreguy.westmore@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Insects (Entomology) (North West)​03 6478 4118
​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch​Lionel Hilllionel.hill@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Insects
(Entomology)
(South)
​​03 6165 3242Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch​Jamie Davies​jamie.davies@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Invasive species

​03 6165 4399 or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Karen Stewart or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Invoice enquiries (Biosecurity Operations ONLY)​Request all enquiries are sent to the email address​Biosecurity Operations Branchquarantine.administration@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


Enquiry Topics L - P

L

​​Livestock – Identifying, Moving and Selling03 6165 3240                              ​Product Integrity Branch        ​​​Registrar of Animal Brands – Andrea       Clark nlis.tas@dpipwe.tas.gov.au ​            


 

M

​Marine Pests03 6165 3777 or​
03 6165 3260
​Invasive Species Branch​Invasive Species EnquiriesBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au 
or
kevin.ellard@dpipwe.tas.gov.au​
​Meat and Poultry Food Safety​03 6165 3091​Product Integrity Branch​Owen Huntfoodsafety.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Media Enquiries​03 6165 3073​Office of the General Manager​Phillip Woodphil.wood@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Molluscs Food Safety​03 6165 3091​Product Integrity Branch​Owen Huntfoodsafety.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Myrtle Rust1800 084 881​Biosecurity Operations Branch
Plant Pest Hotline
Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Myxomatosis (North)

​03 6478 4117

or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​David White or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Myxomatosis (South)

​03 6165 3265 or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Glenn Graves or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


 N

​National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)

(South)

​03 6165 3240        ​Product Integrity Branch   ​Registrar of Animal Brands – Andrea Clark nlis.tas@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

​National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)

(North)

​03 6478 4122
​Product Integrity Branch​Billy Rootesbilly.rootes@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Notifiable Animal Diseases

03 6165 3263 or
03 6165 3777

​Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch​Mary Lou Conway or Enquiries Line animaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


 

O

​Ovine Johnes Disease

​03 6777 2115 or
03 6165 3777

​​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Bruce Jackson or Enquiries Lineanimaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


P

​Pest Lists
03 6165 3755 
or 
03 6165 3777
​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au   
​Pigeons

03 6165 3755 or  

03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant Biosecurity Pest Lists​03 6165 3777​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Enquiries Line Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant Diseases

03 6165 3769 or

​03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Meg Flanagan or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant Exports

03 6165 3773 or

​03 6165 3777

Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Cameron Healey or Enquiries Lineexport.enquiries.tas@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant Health

03 6165 3769 or

​03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Meg Flanagan or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant Imports

03 6398 8415 or

​03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Tania Jensen or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant Pathology – (General)​03 6165 3252​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch​Peter Crosspeter.cross@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant pathology – (Fungi + Nematodes)​03 6165 3238​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch​Ziqing Yuanziqing.yuan@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant pathology – (Bacteria, Molecular testing)​03 6165 3245​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch​Alison Dannalison.dann@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant pathology – (General, Field related)​03 6165 3247​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch​Angela Monksangela.monks@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant Research and Legislation​03 6478 4116
​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics Branch​Chief Plant Health Manager – Andrew Bishopandrew.bishop@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Plant Virology

​03 6165 3250 or
03 6165 3252

​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics BranchShane Hossel or
Peter Cross
shane.hossel@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Poultry and Pigeon Imports

03 6165 3755 or 

​03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Property Identification Code Applications and Information​03 6165 3240​Product Integrity Branch​Registrar of Animal Brands – Andrea Clarknlis.tas@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


 

Enquiry Topics Q - Z

Q

Biosecurity Forms​​03 6165 3777​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Biosecurity Restrictions​03 6165 3777​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


R

​Rabbits (North)​03 6478 4117
or
03 6165 3777
​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​David White or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Rabbits (South)

​03 6165 3265 or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Glenn Graves or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Rock lobsters – Fishing Restrictions (Commercial)​03 6165 3045​Fisheries Tasmania​Enquiries Linefishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Rock lobsters – Fishing Restrictions (Recreational)​03 6165 3233 or
1300 720 647
​Fisheries Tasmania​Enquiries Linefishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Rock lobsters – Import Restrictions

​03 6165 3755 or

03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Sabatino Cesile or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


 

S

​Seafood Standards​03 6165 3091​Product Integrity Branch​Owen Huntowen.hunt@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Seafood Imports​03 6165 3777​Biosecurity Operations BranchEnquiries Line​Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Seed Analysis​03 6777 2146​Product Integrity Branch​Rachel Harveyrachel.harvey@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Seed Certification​03 6777 2142​Product Integrity Branch​Robert DeCesarerob.decesare@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Seed Imports

03 6777 2160 or   

03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch Tania Jensen or Enquiries Line​Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Seed Laboratories​03 6777 2146​Product Integrity Branch​Rachel Harveyrachel.harvey@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Seed Sprouts​03 6165 3091​Product Integrity Branch​Owen Huntfoodsafety.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Serrated Tussock

03 6165 4399 

or
03 6165 3777​

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Karen Stewart or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Sheep Health and Welfare

03 6165 3263 

or
03 6165 3777​

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Bruce Jackson or Enquiries Lineanimaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Shellfish Quality Assurance Program​03 6166 0690​Product Integrity Branch​Katrina WilsonTSQAP@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Smallholders Information and Advice - Animal​03 6165 3263​Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch​Enquiries Lineanimaldiseaseenquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Smallholders Information and Advice – Invasive Species

​03 6165 4399 

or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch ​Karen Stewart or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Smallholders Information and Advice - Plant

03 6165 3769

​03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Meg Flanagan or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


V

​Veterinary Board of     Tasmania      03 ​6239 6823
​Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch​Veterinary Board of Tasmaniavbt@netspace.net.au                                   


 W

​Wasps​ on Crown Land

03 6233 6413

Cls.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Wasps on Private Land​03 6777 2150​Plant Biosecurity and Diagnostics​Guy WestmoreGuy.Westmore@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Water Microbiology Testing

​03 6777 2097 

or

03 6777 2111

​Animal Health Laboratories​Water Microbiologyspecimenreception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Weed Hygiene

​03 6165 4399 pr

03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Brance​Karen Stewart or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Weeds and Plant Pests (North)

​03 6165 4399 or
03 6165 3777            

Biosecurity Operations Branch​Karen Stewart or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Weeds and Plants Pests (South)

​03 6165 4399

or
03 6165 3777

​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Karen Stewart or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Weeds Environmental​03 6165 4399
or
03 6165 3777
​Biosecurity Operations Branch​Karen Stewart or Enquiries LineBiosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
​Worm Testing​03 6777 2111​Animal Health Laboratories​Specimen Receptionspecimenreception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


 

Postal Address

Biosecurity Tasmania
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44
Hobart   Tas   7000


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