Cattle tick surveillance program
A surveillance program for cattle tick has been authorised under the Biosecurity Act 2014.
Cattle tick (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) australis or Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus)
Purpose and scope
- compliance with the Act and Biosecurity Regulation 2016
- for the presence or confirm the absence of cattle tick in the Queensland cattle tick free zone
- levels of biosecurity matter (cattle tick)
- the effects of measures taken in response to a cattle tick infestation in the Queensland cattle tick free zone (biosecurity risk).
The biosecurity program applies to any place in Queensland where a person keeps or is suspected to keep a designated animal that is a potential cattle tick carrier.
Under the Queensland Cattle Tick Surveillance Program you may be required to undertake certain activities including:
- muster and yard any cattle tick carrier on the place for the purpose of inspecting the carriers to determine the presence or absence of cattle ticks
- muster and yard any cattle tick carrier on the place to allow an authorised officer to monitor the effects of measures taken in response to a cattle tick infestation in the free zone
- assist in the handling of any cattle tick carrier in order for an authorised person to inspect or sample the cattle tick carriers
- provide hard copy or electronic documentation on request
- provide access to a thing to facilitate photography of the thing
- help the authorised officer in the execution of their powers.
Commencement and duration
The biosecurity program commenced on 1 February 2019 and is ongoing.
Access to biosecurity program
A copy of the surveillance program for cattle tick under the Biosecurity Act 2014 can be made available for inspection at all Department of Agriculture and Fisheries offices.
A free copy can be provided on request by contacting our Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.
- Last reviewed: 21 Jun 2023
- Last updated: 21 Jun 2023