Notification of a Biosecurity Event

The Notification of a Biosecurity Event is a legal requirement under section 73 of the Biosecurity Act 2019. This requirement is in addition to the General Biosecurity Duty (GBD).  

A biosecurity event​ ​is something that has occurred, is occurring or is likely to occur and that has had, is having, or is likely to have, a significant adverse effect on the economy, environment or community.​
 
Notification obligations apply to pests and invasive pests.

Failure to report a biosecurity event to Biosecurity Tasmania is a specific offence under section 73 of the Biosecurity Act 2019.

Contact and Reporting 

Contact Biosecurity Tasmania for general information or to report a suspected pest, weed or disease:

Phone: (03) 6165 3777

Alternatively, for reporting pests, weeds or diseases, you can call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline (1800 084 881) or the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline (1800 675 858). ​
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