Surveillance program for tropical weeds

A surveillance program for tropical weeds has been authorised under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Biosecurity matter

The biosecurity matter to which the biosecurity program relates are the restricted matter tropical weed species - Miconia calvescens, Miconia nervosa, Miconia racemosa, Mikania micrantha and Limnocharis flava.

Purpose and scope

The purpose of the biosecurity program is to allow entry of authorised officers to a place in the State of Queensland to:

  • undertake surveillance activities to confirm the presence, the extent of presence and level of presence of Miconia calvescens, Miconia nervosa, Miconia racemosa, Mikania micrantha and Limnocharis flava;
  • undertake compliance activities for the restricted matter category requirements of Miconia calvescens, Miconia nervosa, Miconia racemosa, Mikania micrantha and Limnocharis flava; and
  • undertake activities to monitor the effects of measures taken in response to Miconia calvescens, Miconia nervosa, Miconia racemosa, Mikania micrantha and Limnocharis flava.The biosecurity program will apply to the whole State of Queensland.

Commencement and duration

The biosecurity program started on 1 July 2016 and will continue until the State of Queensland is declared free of Miconia calvescens, Miconia nervosa, Miconia racemosa, Mikania micrantha and Limnocharis flava. The declaration of freedom will be made by the chief executive of the Department administering the Biosecurity Act 2014. The duration of the program is considered to be necessary to achieve the purpose.

Access to biosecurity program

A copy of the biosecurity program for surveillance of tropical weeds (PDF, 332.2KB) 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.

Last updated 03 February 2017