You will require this approval if you intend to operate a quarantine facility for the importation of quarantine material. Quarantine material includes:
- Food stuffs;
- Live animals;
- Animal reproductive material;
- Plants and plant products;
- Fertiliser; or
- Machinery used in the production or processing of plant materials.
A quarantine facility is a place where post-entry quarantine requirements may be carried out on a wide range of plants, animals and plant / animal products. The purpose is to ensure that these activities are performed with a minimal degree of risk and according to regulations.
Places may also be approved for the quarantine handling of items of non-animal or plant origin, for example, those dealing with auto parts, scrap metal, cars and machinery.
There are different requirements that apply to each category of quarantine material.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.