Moving plants, plant products or related risk items (like soil and machinery) from one area to another can introduce or spread pests and diseases. This can disrupt the whole production and marketing cycle, and heavily affect producers and the regional communities they depend on.
The Biosecurity Act 2014 established movement restrictions on these risk materials. Before moving risk items, you have to obtain a biosecurity certificate.
Use the Queensland Biosecurity Manual (PDF, 137MB) to find out how risk materials must be treated, inspected, sourced or packed to obtain a biosecurity certificate. Make sure you comply with the relevant movement restrictions.
If you supply produce to interstate markets, check with interstate authorities before sending.
Plant biosecurity contacts
Contacts for Plant Biosecurity officers who can provide ICA, or Interstate Certification Assurance, within Queensland.
- Certification requirements for moving plants and plant products
- From Queensland into other states
- Internationally from or to Queensland
- Into or within Queensland
- New biosecurity laws and the cotton industry