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Departmental media releases

  • Keeping varroa mite out of Queensland

    A new Movement Control Order means there will be no movement of bees or bee hives into Queensland from anywhere in Australia without a permit.


  • Updated Movement Control Order for varroa mite and its carriers

    To allow low-risk honey products and equipment into Queensland while stopping varroa mite from entering, we have modified our Movement Control Order.


  • Hendra virus detected in Mackay horse

    Biosecurity Queensland is managing Queensland’s first case of Hendra virus since 2017 after receiving a positive test result from a horse in the Mackay area on 8 July 2022.


  • Look out for dog disease after the rain
    • Keep an eye on your dog after the wet weather for any signs of the tick-borne disease ehrlichiosis.
    • A number of dogs have been infected by ticks across much of northern Australia, including Queensland.
    • Keep your dog out of ticky areas, such as the bush, and for more information on what to look for visit and search for ‘ehrlichiosis.


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