Alerts provide important information about current key issues in Queensland’s biosecurity.


10 March 2020
Workshop focuses on ways to combat fall armyworm
'Be alert, not alarmed' was one of the key messages at an industry workshop in Brisbane discussing the potential impacts fall armyworm may have on Queensland agriculture.

2 March 2020
Fall armyworm on the march in Far North Queensland
More detections of the invasive moth pest fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) have been made in Far North Queensland.

28 February 2020
Government and industry united in tackling fall armyworm
The exotic pest fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) has been detected in Queensland, and the Queensland Government and agriculture industry will work together to combat the invasive pest.

25 February 2020
Suspect fall armyworm detection on second mainland site
Biosecurity Queensland is undertaking testing on a suspect detection of exotic pest fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) on a remote property in North West Queensland.

18 February 2020
Fall army worm detected in Bamaga
The invasive moth pest fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) has been found on Australia’s mainland for the first time.

7 February 2020
Fall army worm e-alert

13 January 2020
African swine fever: last days for survey
African swine fever - pig owner survey

3 December 2019
African swine fever: Queensland preparedness
The Queensland pig industry and Biosecurity Queensland are undertaking a number of activities to ensure we are well prepared to respond if there is an African swine fever outbreak in Queensland.

23 September 2019
African swine fever update September 2019
Biosecurity Queensland is encouraging pig owners to remain vigilant for African swine fever as the serious disease of pigs continues to spread through Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation and Asia.

6 August 2019
Varroa mites detected Townsville Aug 2019
Response activities are continuing following the detection of varroa mites on an Asian honey bee nest at the Port of Townsville in May 2019.

13 June 2019
Varroa mites detected again at Townsville Port
Varroa mites have been detected on an Asian honey bee nest that was recently found and destroyed at the Port of Townsville.

26 April 2019
Farm unauthorised entry alert
From today the Queensland Government has implemented a new regulation that will afford added biosecurity protection for producers against unauthorised access to their properties.

8 April 2019
Updates to the Queensland biosecurity manual
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has amended the Queensland biosecurity manual to include new risk minimisation requirements for Panama disease tropical race 4 (PTR4), and for entry of kaffir lime leaves into Queensland.