Import Requirement Restrictions

The Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania, is published annually in December of each year, as a new edition for the coming calendar year.

From time to time changes to Import Requirements need to be made at short notice. This page contains notifications of any such changes that are introduced outside of the annual edition of the manual.

​​​Import Requirement Changes

Import Requirement 31 - Citrus Canker

Biosecurity Tasmania wish to advise that Import Requirement 31 relating to hosts and vectors of citrus canker (Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri) has been reinstated. This import requirement is in response to the detection of citrus canker in the Northern Territory.

Citrus canker is a serious disease of citrus and can have severe impacts on fruit quality and yield. Whilst the disease has been detected in Australia previously, it has been successfully eradicated several times.

The reinstated Import Requirement 31: Hosts and vectors - Citrus Canker is effective as of 2 May 2018.

  Import Requirement 31 Citrus Canker   (371Kb)

For more information on citrus canker, visit the Outbreak or NSW DPI websites:

Import Requirement 2 - Fruit Fly Host Produce

Biosecurity Tasmania wish to advise that existing Import Requirement 2 in relation to fruit fly host product entering Tasmania has been modified to ensure risk produce is fumigated at a higher minimum temperature.

This is being implemented as a precautionary measure in a bid to further mitigate risk under current unusual Queensland fruit fly pressure.

This requirement, along with others related to fruit fly risk mitigation, will continue to be reviewed as per routine practice to ensure requirements are appropriate to the risk.

The revised Import Requirement 2 - Fruit Fly Host Produce - Disinfestation with Methyl Bromide is effective as of 2 March 2018

  Amendment of Conditions and Restrictions on the Importation of Prescribed Matter   (354Kb)

Not so familiar with Tasmania's biosecurity system? (ie occasional importers) - use the Tasmanian Biosecurity Import Requirements Database (TBIRD).


Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550