Managing other fire ant carriers in fire ant biosecurity zones
Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, individuals and organisations whose activities involve the movement or storage of fire ant carriers, have a general biosecurity obligation to take all reasonable steps to ensure they do not spread fire ants.
The Biosecurity Regulation 2016 prescribes procedures that you must follow when moving or storing a fire ant carrier, however there are other fire ant carriers that do not have specific risk mitigation procedures prescribed in the regulation.
These include carriers such as:
- a product or by-product of mining or quarrying (e.g. gravels)
- composted materials.
To move these fire ant carriers from a property within a biosecurity zone, you must either:
- move the material directly to a waste facility (zone restrictions apply)
- move the material within 24 hours of it being on the property
- obtain a biosecurity instrument permit from an inspector.
Apply for a biosecurity instrument permit from a Biosecurity Queensland inspector or call 13 25 23.
For further information contact a Biosecurity Queensland inspector on 13 25 23.