Prevention and control program for invasive biosecurity matter

A prevention and control program for invasive biosecurity matter has been authorised for 2020/21 under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Biosecurity matter

The biosecurity program relates to invasive biosecurity matter. The program applies to Invasive Biosecurity Matter that is prohibited matter listed in Table A or restricted matter listed in Table B in each of the local government areas and regions listed in Table A or Table B of the authorisation document.

Purpose and scope

The purpose of the program is:

  • to prevent the entry, establishment or spread of biosecurity matter listed in Column A of Table A and Table B of the Authorisation Document in the parts of Queensland listed in Column B of Table A and Table B of the Authorisation Document where the biosecurity matter poses a significant biosecurity risk and
  • to manage, reduce or eradicate the biosecurity matter listed in Column A of Table A and Table B of the Authorisation Document in parts of Queensland listed in Column C of Table A and Table B of the Authorisation Document where the biosecurity matter could pose a significant biosecurity risk.

Authorised officers may enter land to take action to destroy the invasive biosecurity matter to which the program relates.

Commencement and duration

The program starts on 7 July 2020 and will continue until 30 June 2021.

Access to biosecurity program

A copy of the authorisation document of the prevention and control program for invasive biosecurity matter (PDF, 1.3MB) 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.