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

Dustin Keyes
Nathan Keyes
0427 352 839
0429 055 295
Julia Creek David Heslin (07) 4746 7615
0428 883 575
Richmond Lachlan Corliss
Rebecca Flute
0447 625 359
0400 074 303
Hughenden Mark Peddle
Leah Peddle
0428 779 107
0439 070 582
Charters Towers Charters Towers Regional Council (07) 4761 5300
0427 875 638
Sugarbag Brian Henry 0428 833 414
Gracemere Livestock Link 0409 495 715
0427 371 034
Proserpine Roslyn Standerwick 0478 627 133
Rolleston Herb Tyson (07) 4984 3134
0429 709 302
Moura Tom Cuskelly (07) 4997 1933
0428 971 827
Taroom Doug Stuart (07) 4628 6236
0428 286 235
Murgon Livestock Link 0427 580 732
Kingaroy Rick Elliott 0438 847 866
Kingaroy Tiffany Hunt 0418 477 096
Cooyar Simon Otto (07) 4163 9143
0407 580 154
Crows Nest Natasha Stark 0439 606 686
Elders Saleyard Harristown* Elders Toowoomba (07) 4690 7777
Landmark Saleyard Harristown* Landmark Toowoomba (07) 4637 3000
Helidon Anthony Smoothy (07) 4697 7228
Aratula Robert Pellagreen (07) 5463 8368
0427 133 388

*Special conditions apply.

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Last reviewed
July 1, 2016