Biosecurity news

Biosecurity Queensland's newsletter covers animal health, plant health, weeds and pest animals, changes in legislation, upcoming events and news stories.

March 2024

  • Exotic snake release costs man thousands
  • Asian honey bees found at Port of Brisbane
  • Charting a new course for the citrus industry

February 2024

  • New funding for sheep and goat electronic identification devices
  • Be on the lookout for brown marmorated stink bug
  • First drone treatment for electric ants

January 2024

  • Apply for our Biosecurity Mates Ambassador Program
  • Look out for fire ants when clearing and moving organic materials
  • Great news in search for black sigatoka in Torres Strait

December 2023

  • Register your interest for Biosecurity Mates Ambassador Program
  • National online biosecurity training hub now launched
  • Queensland providing relief to New South Wales beekeepers

November 2023

  • Hefty fines issued for electric ant breach
  • Beekeeping registrations hit 10,000 mark
  • Make sure your fodder is biosecurity safe

October 2023

  • Queensland remains free of destructive varroa mite
  • Keeping guava root-knot nematode at bay
  • Help stop the spread of Madras thorn

September 2023

  • Bee vigilant and check your hives for varroa mite
  • Looking for banana pests and diseases in the Torres Strait
  • Rabies awareness and early detect course launched

July 2023

  • Do you have an opinion on dangerous dogs?
  • $1 million in funding granted for the Queenaland Feral Pest Initative
  •  On-Farm Biosecurity Summit

June 2023

  • Biosecurity overhaul for Far North Queensland
  • Purple Hive makes ground-breaking debut
  • Taking the paws to the cause

May 2023

  • Why plant health is so important
  • Tougher penalties proposed for dangerous dog owners
  • Learning to deal with a biosecurity response

April 2023

  • Envisioning a biosecure future for Queensland
  • Biosecurity platform two years in the making
  • Major biosecurity risk foiled

March 2023

  • Be on the lookout for guava root-knot nematode
  • How you can minimise spray drift
  • Helping to protect Australian citrus

February 2023

  • Sweet news for beekeepers
  • Protecting our rainforests from invasive tropical weeds
  • New biocontrol agent for prickly acacia