Entomology Laboratory

​​​​​​​​​The Entomology Section, with scientists located at New Town, Mt Pleasant and Devonport, provides diagnostic and control advice for plant pests in all areas of agriculture, horticulture and biosecurity situations.

Staff can carry out household and home garden enquiries on a full cost-recovery basis. Most services offered attract a fee which should be discussed with the contact officers.

Please note there is no fee for any request to identify a plant pest that is suspected of being an invasive or quarantineable pest.


Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au