Approval to Import Restricted Plants and Plant Products - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require approval from the Agency if you intend to import restricted plants or plant products into Tasmania. Plant products include:

  • the whole or part of any flower, fruit, nut, seed, leaf, bulb, corm, tuber or stem that has been separated from a plant
  • any dried plant material and timber that has been sawn or dressed.

For a full list of restricted plants and plant products please refer to the Plant Biosecurity Manual, a copy of which can be obtained from the Agency. All plants and plant products entering Tasmania must be accompanied by Approved Plant Health Documentation from the state of origin, certifying that they meet the entry conditions for Tasmania.

To ensure that you are meeting all the import requirements, please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania

Act(s) name

Plant Quarantine Act 1997 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Plant Quarantine Regulations 2017 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania

Operating address:
1 Franklin Wharf
Tasmania 7000


03 6165 3085


03 6165 3777


03 6173 0225

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