Prevention and control program for West Indian drywood termite

A prevention and control program for West Indian Drywood Termite has been authorised under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Biosecurity matter

The biosecurity matter to which the biosecurity program relates is West Indian drywood termite (Cryptotermes brevis) (WIDT).

Purpose and scope

The purpose of the biosecurity program is to:

  • manage and reduce WIDT in areas of Queensland where it is detected, to mitigate the biosecurity risk it poses to the State; and
  • prevent the spread of WIDT in Queensland, given the significant biosecurity risk it poses to the State.  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 30 June 2019.

Access to biosecurity program

A copy of the biosecurity program for prevention and control of West Indian drywood termite (PDF, 259.6KB) 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.