Plant Biosecurity

​​​ One of the key goals of the Tasmanian Biosecurity Policy is to minimise the threat to Tasmania's primary industries, natural environment and public health from disease and pest risks associated with plants and plant products brought into the State.

In this Topic

  • Plant Import Restrictions
    Information about the requirements you must meet in order to import plants, plant products (incl. seeds) or agricultural machinery into Tasmania.
  • Plant Biosecurity Manual
    A manual to help importers, exporters and the public understand the import and export requirements of plants and plant matter authorised by the Plant Quarantine Act 1997 (Tasmania).
  • Biosecurity Tasmania Import Risk Analysis Assessment Processes
    Biosecurity Tasmania undertakes Import Risk Analysis reporting processes of pests and diseases of biosecurity concern.
  • Pests and Diseases
    Information on pests and pest management.
  • Plant Health Laboratories
    Information on the testing provided by the Plant Diagnostic Services.
  • Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Pest Lists
    Explanation of the 'three tier' pest (and disease) categorisation system used to classify the level of risk a given pest presents to Tasmania.
  • Light Trap Data
    This page contains weekly counts for the moths of several pest species caught in a 160 watt mercury vapor Rothamsted-design light trap located at Stony Rise near Devonport.
  • Crusader Bug
    Information on the Crusader bug including known distribution and help in mapping its distribution.
  • Fruit Fly Strategy
    Facing challenges posed by projected climate change accompanied by changes to tourism and to export and import volumes, the Strategy identifies a number of key areas for future action.
  • Pictorial Atlas of plant diseases diagnosed in Tasmania
    In this atlas, 92 species of fungi and 8 nematodes are illustrated. In most cases the disease symptoms are shown from photographs taken in the Plant Pathology Laboratory.

See also
​​​Find out how to identify and manage declared and environmental weeds.

For biosecurity information on travelling​ interstate visi​t the Australian Interstate Quarantine website


Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550