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Restrictions on moving plant material, soil and related equipment

Biosecurity restrictions play a vital role in protecting Queensland's agricultural sector, environment and community from serious pests and diseases.

Stopping the spread of pests and diseases is an important part of managing your agricultural business. By law, you must comply with biosecurity restrictions when moving plant material or related items such as soil and equipment.

Not complying with the restrictions can have serious consequences. Introducing a pest into an area can disrupt the production and marketing cycle, and have major economic impacts on producers and regional communities.

This guide explains the legal requirements when moving plant material and related items:

  • within Queensland
  • into Queensland
  • from Queensland to other states and territories.

It also links to maps showing biosecurity zones and areas of Queensland that have restricted access to other markets.