Biosecurity news

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

August 2020

In this issue:

  • Avian influenza outbreak in Victoria
  • White colonial sea squirt detected
  • Use of electric prodders on horses an act of cruelty

July 2020

In this issue:

  • Ehrlichiosis confirmed in dogs in Western Australia and the Northern Territory
  • Keeping your horses healthy
  • Local biosecurity warrior reports suspect plant pest

June 2020

In this issue:

  • New fire ant biosecurity zones
  • Black scar oyster detections
  • Varroa mites in Townsville

May 2020

In this issue:

  • Red banded mango caterpillar
  • Hendra vaccination time
  • Do you need livestock biosecurity advice?

March 2020

In this issue:

  • Fall armyworm detected in North Queensland
  • New case of Panama disease tropical race 4 confirmed
  • Drought planning and recovery: free public forums

February 2020

In this issue:

  • Detection of Fall armyworm in the Torres Strait
  • Invasive plants weeded out
  • Independent inquiry into the management of retired racehorses

January 2020

In this issue:

  • Panama disease Tropical Race 4: bending banana’s battle podcast
  • Fines for cattle movement
  • 2020: International year of plant health (IYPH)

December 2019

In this issue:

  • African Swine Fever preparednesss
  • Fines for moving fire ant carriers
  • Queensland helps Colombia fight Panama TR4

November 2019

In this issue:

  • African Swine Fever
  • Fighting back against invasive pests
  • Biosecurity snapshot

October 2019

In this issue:

  • African swine fever threat to Queensland
  • Warning: don’t touch bats
  • The buzz on Varroa mite eradication

September 2019

In this issue:

  • Managing invasive fish in Queensland
  • Bee aware of bee pests
  • Greater penalties for creating biosecurity risks

August 2019

In this issue:

  • Fire ant eradication on track
  • One mother of an invasive plant!
  • Help an animal smile

July 2019

In this issue:

  • Wild dog barrier fence upgrade
  • Keep an eye out for European house borer
  • New traps to catch hitch-hiking snakes

June 2019

In this issue:

  • Campaign urges marine users to LOOK, REPORT, PROTECT
  • Teaming up against pest toad
  • Red-eared slider turtle invasion – and more!

May 2019

In this issue:

  • new regulations protecting Queensland farms
  • biosecurity entity registration
  • upcoming Australian Biosecurity Symposium – and more!