Prevention and control program for locusts has been authorised under the Biosecurity Act 2014.
The biosecurity program relates to Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes termininfera), migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) and spur-throated locust (Austracris guttulosa).
Purpose and scope
The purpose of the Program is to manage or reduce populations of ground-moving hopper bands and flying swarms of Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes termininfera), migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) or spur-throated locust (Austracris guttulosa) in those parts of Queensland to which the program applies.
Commencement and duration
The Program commenced on 1 December 2016 and will continue until 30 June 2027.
Access to biosecurity program
A copy of the biosecurity program for prevention and control of locusts (PDF) is available for inspection at all Department of Agriculture and Fisheries offices.
A free copy can be provided on request by contacting our Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.