Declared Pests and Diseases


10.   Declaration of List A and List B pests

(1)  The Secretary, by public notice, may declare –

(a) a pest to be a List A pest; or

(b) a pest to be a List B pest.

(2)  The Secretary may amend or revoke a declaration of a List A pest or List B pest by public notice.

11.   Declaration of List A and List B diseases

(1)  The Secretary, by public notice, may declare –

(a) a disease to be a List A disease; or

(b) a disease to be a List B disease.

(2)  The Secretary may amend or revoke a declaration of a List A disease or List B disease by public notice.

12.   Publication of pests and diseases

The Secretary is to publish in the Gazette once in each year –

(a) a list of all pests declared under section 10 to be List A pests or List B pests; and

(b) a list of all diseases declared under section 11 to be List A diseases or List B diseases.

Division 2 - Notification requirements

13.   Notification of List A pests and diseases

A person who knows, suspects or is reasonably expected to know or suspect that a List A pest or List A disease is present in any plant or plant product must, as soon as possible and in the quickest manner practicable –

(a) notify an inspector; and

(b) notify the owner of the plant or plant product if it is reasonable in the circumstances to do so.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 200 penalty units or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years, or both.

14.   Notification of List B pests and diseases

A person who knows, suspects or is reasonably expected to know or suspect that a List B pest or List B disease is present in any plant or plant product must notify an inspector as soon as possible.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 100 penalty units.

15.   Notification of new or unknown pest or disease

A person who knows, suspects or is reasonably expected to know or suspect that a new pest or new disease or an unknown pest or unknown disease is present in any plant or plant product must notify an inspector as soon as possible.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 100 penalty units.

Division 3 - Possession of pests and diseases

16.   Possession of pests and diseases

A person must not have possession of a List A pest, List B pest, List A disease or List B disease without the written permission of the Secretary or an inspector.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 100 penalty units.

 

For details on List A or B, see Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Pest List

List A pest means a pest declared under section 10(a) to be a List A pest;

List B pest means a pest declared under section 10(b) to be a List B pest;

 

For more information, please contact

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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20/09/2018