Accredited certifiers for cattle tick

Accredited certifiers are trained and authorised by legislation to certify the cattle tick status of livestock. They may be used when moving livestock between cattle tick zones or verifying the effectiveness of an eradication program in the free zone.

Accredited certifiers can issue biosecurity certificates and may inspect and/or treat livestock in order to verify a tick free status. Inspection and treatments may be performed on property or at a clearing facility. On property inspection and treatments will allow livestock to be certified at their place of origin and moved directly to their destination.

The biosecurity manual (PDF, 1MB) outlines the procedures to be followed by an accredited certifier when certifying the cattle tick status of livestock. Biosecurity certificates will only be issued if the accredited certifier is satisfied that the 'risk minimisation requirements' outlined in the manual have been met and that the livestock are tick free.

Becoming an accredited certifier

To become an accredited certifier you will need to complete training and have the necessary expertise and experience to be appointed. Accredited certifiers will be granted accreditation by the Chief Executive of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and undergo annual audits. There are fees associated with becoming an accredited certifier. Accreditation could be cancelled at any time if the service you provide is deemed to not meet the necessary requirements.

To find out more about the training and necessary requirements to become an accredited certifier please call Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

Contacting an accredited certifier in your district

LocationContact Phone number
Mount Isa Cameron Raines 0418 795 629
Cloncurry Keyes Cattle Co.
Dustin Keyes
Nathan Keyes
0427 352 839
0429 055 295
Cloncurry Dale Saunders 0427 420 127
Cloncurry Rae-Anne Saunders 0428 827 772
Cloncurry Colin Clyde Saunders 0429 421 670
Julia Creek Scott Zadow 0437 342 296
Julia Creek Clifford Fitchett 0429 095 868
Julia Creek JM Curr Investments t/a Heslin Contracting
David Heslin
(07) 4746 7615
0428 883 575
Richmond Richmond Saleyard Services Pty Ltd
Lachlan Corliss
Rebecca Flute
0447 625 359
0400 074 303
Hughenden Flinders Livestock Services
Mark Peddle
Leah Peddle
0428 779 107
0439 070 582
Prairie Donna Rankine 0427 415 141
Pentland Robert Hollingsworth (07) 4787 6415
Charters Towers Charters Towers Regional Council (07) 4761 5300
0427 875 638
Charters Towers Philipson Holdings Pty Ltd 0459 731 504
Sugarbag Sugarbag (Qld) Pty Ltd t/a Sugarbag Yards
Brian Henry
0428 833 414
Gracemere Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Leonard Coombs
0409 495 715
0427 371 034
Proserpine Roslyn Standerwick 0478 627 133
Alpha Alexander Hinrichsen 0459 534 164
Jericho Anthony Cole 0429 851 109
Clermont Isaac Regional Council 1300 472 227
Clermont Jane Shelvey 0438 219 313
Moranbah Simon Camm 0419 745 007
Springsure Kira Joy McKee 0429 964 113
Rolleston Herb Tyson (07) 4984 3134
0429 709 302
Moura Elders Rural Services
Tom Cuskelly
(07) 4997 1933
0428 971 827
Moura Hourn and Bishop Pty Ltd (07) 4997 2227
Mulgindie LA Penney 0407 736 648
Biggenden Burnett Livestock & Realty (07) 4127 1277
Taroom Doug Stuart (07) 4628 6236
0428 286 235
Eidsvold Michael Dingle 0408 986 811
Eidsvold Anthony Hair 0427 651 131
Mundubbera Mark Berthelsen 0408 731 330
Mundubbera Anja Schmidt 0405 820 102
Boondooma AJ & AL Briggs (07) 4168 0202
Murgon Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Shane Thackeray
0427 580 732
Kingaroy Elliot Livestock
Rick Elliott
0438 847 866
Kingaroy South Burnett Regional Council
Tiffany Hunt
0418 477 096
Kingaroy Grant Daniel and Long Pty Ltd
Brad Cavanagh
0428 176 062
Kingaroy WJ Steffensen 0429 645 545
Wengenville Shane Cullen 0429 646 129
Cooyar Simon Otto (07) 4163 9143
0407 580 154
Crows Nest Stark Contracting Pty Ltd
Natasha Stark
0439 606 686
Thornville Wayne Schefe (07) 4692 6101
Toowoomba Wilson J Millar 0416 070 645
Flagstone Creek AAM Operations Pty Ltd 0427 580 734
Helidon Anthony and Linda Smoothy (07) 4697 7228
Aratula Aratula Cattle Tick Inspection Services
Robert Pellagreen
(07) 5463 8368
0427 133 388
Boonah Julie R Springthorpe 0427 993 266