Traveller's Guide to Tasmanian Biosecurity - What You Can and Can't Bring into Tasmania

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tasmania has some of the world's most stringent biosecurity requirements. Please help us protect Tasmania from introduced pests, weeds and diseases by ensuring that when you visit us you are not carrying or importing any restricted items. The introduction of a pest, weed or disease into a production area can result in expensive controls being implemented and loss of markets, which can cost primary industries and the community millions of dollars.

For more detailed information on the import into Tasmania of plant, plant material, animal products, pets and other restricted or prohibited items please visit our Guide to Importing page.

This quick reference guide can help you as you travel to Tasmania, but remember, requirements may change. To stay up to date, or for further information, please contact your relevant interstate biosecurity authorities.​​​​

Yes =  Yes; you can bring this item to Tasmania More Information =  Ask for more information
– you may need a permit or provide further information*
No =  No; you cannot bring this item into Tasmania

 * See contact information below


 Animal skins & hides
More Information
 Bees (including honeycomb, raw beeswax, bee suits, veils and gloves and used beekeeping equipment)
 Birds: Zebra finch, Budgerigars (budgies), Cockatiels, Guineafowl, Peafowl and Canaries Yes
 Cats, horses, guinea pigs Yes

 Crustaceans (including​ yabbies, red claw, marron and freshwater crayfish)

 Dogs (must be treated for hydatid tapeworm and be declared free from the brown dog tick prior to arrival) More Information
 Feral animals (fox, cane toad, European carp, Indian myna etc.) No
 Ferrets No
 Fish (freshwater or marine)
 • Private or commercial imports (live imports including aquarium species) More Information
 • Fishing bait (snails, worms etc) No
 • Fish products More Information
 • Goldfish No
 Insects No
 Livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep etc.) More Information
 Native wildlife, pigeons & aviary birds More Information
 Poultry & hatching eggs (Chickens, geese, turkey and duck) Yes
 Reptiles & amphibians No

 Food items

Camping foods (freeze-dried) Yes
​Comb honey (honeycomb)No
Dairy products including milk, cheese & yoghurt (fresh & powdered) Yes
Eggs Yes
Fish (canned) Yes
Fish (flake, snapper, coral trout, barramundi, tuna, whiting, trevally, ling,
squid, prawns, crab meat, rock lobster/saltwater crayfish) (fresh/frozen, whole/fillets) **
Fish (salmon, trout, eel, hake, cod, perch, mullet, flounder, bream, flathead,
​sardine); shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels, abalone (dead or alive)
Meats (poultry, sausage, salami, sliced meats) Yes
Meats (pork, lamb, beef for personal consumption) Yes
Processed foods (noodles, bread, rice, cereals, baby food, biscuits, fruit
cake, pastries, jams, sauces)
Tea & coffee Yes

** Seafood must be labelled with scientific and common names

 Fruits, vegetables & nuts (products)

 Fruit and Vegetables (fresh) No
 Fruit and Vegetables (cooked, hard frozen, canned, preserved, dried commercially) Yes
 Fruit salad mix (fresh)
 Green salad mix (pre-packaged) Yes
 Green salad mix
 Herbs (fresh) More Information
 Herbs & spices (dried & non-viable) Yes
 Nuts (dried) Yes
 Onions, shallots, chives, garlic More Information
 Peas (fresh or dried; including seeds for sowing) More Information
 Potatoes (fresh or seed) No

 Machinery, equipment and related items

 Agricultural and recreational equipment contaminated with plant material or soil No
 Boots (free of soil) Yes
 Fishing, diving equipment incl. boats, surfboards and waders (marine or freshwater), more information here
More Information
 Used beekeeping equipment (includes bee suits, veils and gloves)
​​Vehicles, machinery (cars, motorcycles, utes, trucks, trailers, farm equipment etc.) contaminated with plant material or soil (see our website for information on weed hygiene​)​

 Plants and related items

 Bulbs, corms see importing plants
More Information
 Cut flowers & foliage More Information
 F&V* plants, seedlings & seeds
More Information
 Garden tools (free of soil) Yes
 Grapevines, cuttings or bud wood
More Information
 House/pot plants & nursery stock More Information
 Soil or anything containing soil No
 Stock feed (hay, grain, birdseed/sticks) More Information
Untreated timber & timber products
More Information
 Weeds & weed seed (as contaminants) see prohibited seeds list

For more information on carrying the following items into Tasmania, please contact:

  • Plants/Fruits to Tasmania - (03) 6165 3777
  • Dogs to Tasmania - Toll Free 1800 684 215
  • Aquarium and Pet Fish - (03) 6165 3777
  • Fish, fish products and fishing/diving equipment (marine and freshwater) – 03 6165 3777
  • Livestock/pets/bees/domestic animals (including livestock restrictions applying to Bass Strait Islands – Biosecurity Vet 03 6165 3777
  • Native wildlife and aviary birds – 03 6165 4305
  • Restricted fin-fish – 03 6777 2200
Further Information

This quick reference guide can help you as you travel to Tasmania, but remember, requirements may change. To stay up to date, or for further information, please contact your relevant interstate quarantine authorities​.

Plant Biosecurity Manual

Conditions and restrictions for the import of plants and other prescribed matter into Tasmania:
Plant Biosecurity Manual

Exotic Fish Species
For information on prohibited exotic fish species contact the Inland Fisheries Service on telephone 03 6165 3038 or by email:

Further contact information: Biosecurity Tasmania Contact Us Page


Biosecurity Enquiries
Phone: 03 6165 3777

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