Biosecurity is the management of risks to the economy, environment, and the community from pests and diseases entering, emerging, establishing and/or spreading. Biosecurity can be implemented offshore, at the border, or on-farm. Implementing the recommended measures in day-to-day operations will improve both your own land’s biosecurity as well as the Islands. Biosecurity also assits in minimising costs associated with production losses. Visit Farm Biosecurity for more information or to create your own farm profile.
Bringing animals to the Furneaux Region is regulated by Tasmania State Animal Biosecurity Regulations. The Furneaux Region has special additional requirements for the importation of cattle, goats and camalids (including alpacas), even when coming from the State of Tasmania. Please see theDepartment of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIWE) Biosecurity Policy and Plans webpage for further information. Or visit the Facebook Tasmanian Biosecurity page for timely updates.
Travelling to Flinders Island
If you are travelling from outside of Tasmania to Flinders Island (or other islands in the Furneaux Group) via plane or vessel please provide at least 24 hours’ notice to Biosecurity Tasmania by contacting Andrew Carter (Senior Biosecurity Officer) 0460 003 047 or Sam Grace (Biosecurity Inspector) 0436 640 941.
It is a condition of entry to Flinders Island that all animals are healthy.
Animals known to be in their final trimester of pregnancy, or showing signs of advanced pregnancy, should not be transported across Bass Strait. Animal welfare requirements for the transport of livestock across Bass Strait are outlined in the Animal Welfare Guidelines - Transport of Livestock Across Bass Strait, including the Animal Welfare Declaration that must be signed by the Transporter and Master of the Vessel. See Movement Requirements for Stock or DPIWE’s Wildlife Import Policy & Procedures webpage for more information on importing wildlife.
Any queries contact Sam Grace (Biosecurity Inspector) 0436 640 941 or Andrew Carter (Senior Biosecurity Officer) 0460 003 047.