If you are not a regular user of the Plant Biosecurity Manual you may find it easer to get the information you want from our
interactive facility TBIRD
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 practice, this means that there are a large number of rules relating to the conditions of entry for a wide range of plants and plant products that are imported into Tasmania - these rules are known as 'Import Requirements'.
The Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Manual (PBMTas) has been developed to help importers, exporters and the broader public understand the current requirements for the import and export of plants, plant products, and other prescribed matter authorised by the
Plant Quarantine Act 1997 (Tasmania)
Below you can download the
of the PBMTas. Each new edition is likely to contain changes to some import requirements so, if you do download the Manual or any extract from it (from below), please check that the hard copy you are using is the current edition.
In most cases, changes to import requirements are minor and will come into effect as the next edition of PBMTas is published. However, there may be rare occasions when we have to make changes to import requirements that necessarily come into effect immediately. We will be posting any such changes on this web page. If you use the PBMTas regularly, please bookmark this page so that you will be aware of any such emergency declarations.
Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania 2017 Edition
Printer Friendly Version of the Entire Manual
List of Contents
Summary of Import Requirements by Commodity (If you are not a regular user of the PBMTas, this is the best place to start)
The Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Pest Categorisation System
List A & List B Pests and Diseases
Tasmanian Unwanted Quarantine Pest List
Tasmanian Pest Declaration List
Biosecurity Forms - Once you have worked out which import requirements apply in your case you can get the
relevant forms online.
Changes made to import requirements during 2017 will not appear in the Manual until the next edition is published. So, please check this page regularly for changes not in the Manual.
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