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Cattle tick infestations in the tick free zone

Properties that are infested with cattle tick in the tick free zone will be subject to 'risk minimisation requirements' before moving livestock and will be required to undertake a cattle tick eradication program.

Restricted places

Properties in the tick free zone that are infested with cattle tick will be placed on the restricted places register.

To move high-risk livestock from a restricted place in the free zone you must have a biosecurity certificate. An accredited certifier may issue a biosecurity certificate if satisfied that the 'risk minimisation requirements' as stated in the biosecurity manual (PDF, 1MB) have been met. The property owner is responsible for the costs associated with the service provided by accredited certifiers.

Removal from the restricted place register

For your property to be removed from the restricted places register you need to provide evidence to Biosecurity Queensland to demonstrate that cattle tick has been eradicated. This may include a detailed program of actions outlining the actions that have been taken (e.g. chemical treatment, destocking) to eradicate cattle tick from the property. An accredited certifier may provide a report stating they have inspected livestock on the property and are confident the eradication program has been successful. The property owner is responsible for costs associated with the service provided by accredited certifiers.

Additional validation may be undertaken by Biosecurity Queensland before a property is removed from the restricted place register.

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