Current Biosecurity Threats
Report any notifiable animal disease on the all-hours Emergency Disease Hotline: 1800 675 888.
Report any notifiable plant pest or disease to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.
3 April 2012
imposed restrictions on the importation of pigeons and fertile pigeon eggs from, or back from, mainland Australia. These restrictions have been changed to enable freer movement.
In April 2012, a general permit was issued that allows the vaccination of domestic pigeons with inactivated Newcastle disease vaccine. This vaccine may give some protection against avian paramyxovirus. Anyone interested in vaccinating their pigeons should consult their veterinarian. Further information regarding the disease and vaccination can be found via the Animal Health webpages.
While there is no formal restriction on pigeon races across Bass Strait, we strongly discourage racing from the mainland unless there is a high level of vaccination in Tasmanian birds.
3 October 2011
Green snail (a List A pest) in Victoria, Tasmania has imposed restrictions on the importation of cut flowers, leafy vegetables, cuttings, nursery stock, hay and straw from areas near the Victorian properties affected. For information about Green snail, and the situation in Victoria, please go to the Victorian DPI website.
Contact: Biosecurity and Product Integrity DivisionDepartment of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Phone: 1300 368 550
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