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Working and living in fire ant biosecurity zones

As of 1 July 2016, fire ant biosecurity zones come into effect and will replace all previous versions of the fire ant restricted area.

  • Maps of fire ant biosecurity zones

    View maps of the biosecurity zones for fire ants in South East Queensland, and a map of the interstate plant quarantine area.

  • Training

    Fire ant training sessions include information on identification and reporting, biosecurity zones and movement controls.

  • Biosecurity instrument permit

    Request a permit to move fire ant carriers by completing and submitting this form.

  • Fire ant movement controls

    Information about restrictions on the movement of materials that can carry fire ants, who the controls apply to and how to prevent the spread of fire ants

  • Managing fire ant carriers

    Easy to follow guidelines for managing fire ant carriers in the biosecurity zones.

  • Waste facilities for fire ant carriers

    Details of locations of waste facilities, including the types of material accepted and whether prior approval is needed

  • Living and working in fire ant biosecurity zones

    If you live or work in a fire ant biosecurity zone, you may need a permit to move material that can carry fire ants e.g. soil, turf, potted plants, and manure.