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Surveillance program for cattle tick

A surveillance program for cattle tick has been authorised under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Biosecurity matter

The biosecurity matter to which the biosecurity program relates is cattle tick (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) australis or Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus).

Purpose and scope

The purpose of the biosecurity program is to:

  • monitor compliance with the Act and subordinate legislation;
  • monitor for the presence or confirm the absence of cattle tick in the Queensland cattle tick free zone; or
  • monitor the effects of measures taken in response to a biosecurity risk.The biosecurity program will apply to any place in the Queensland cattle tick free zone where a person keeps or is suspected to keep a designated animal that is a potential cattle tick carrier.

Commencement and duration

The biosecurity program started on 1 July 2016 and will be ongoing.

Access to biosecurity program

A copy of the biosecurity program for surveillance of cattle tick (PDF, 330.0KB) 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