To manage your
biosecurity risks, you will need to take all reasonable and practical steps to
prevent or minimise the risk. In determining the action to take, you will need
to consider the likelihood and consequence of the risk for that specific
will focus on providing education about reasonable and practical steps to
minimise biosecurity risks. Information published by other reputable
organisations could also help guide you in minimising biosecurity risks.
Government will continue to take immediate action to manage biosecurity risks.
Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, initial action can be taken if there is a
reasonable belief that a serious risk exists, without having to wait for
You have to inform Biosecurity
Queensland of a notifiable incident. A notifiable incident may include:
unexpected crop failures
- unacceptable contaminant levels
- blisters on the mouth or feet of
- abnormally high mortality or
morbidity rates in animals or plants
- a sudden and unexplained fall in
- a contaminant (such as heavy metals,
asbestos, residual organochlorine pesticides or pathogenic bacteria)
above a prescribed threshold.
have to advise an inspector of a notifiable incident when you:
become aware of the incident
- believe that the incident is a
notifiable incident or should reasonably believe the incident is a
- have no reason to believe an
inspector is already aware of the incident.
should also not take any action likely to increase the risk and take all
reasonable action to minimise the risk.
are obligated to notify an authorised officer of risks listed as prohibited
matter and category 1 and 2 restricted matter.