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Biosecurity Qld
Protecting Queensland from the risks & impacts of pests & diseases through the collaborative efforts of all Queenslanders.
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Biosecurity Qld 12h
Did you know that ferrets can harm our native animals with their large teeth and claws? In Queensland, ferrets are illegal to keep as pets and penalties apply. Read more:
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 18
Hi Sara, please call the customer service centre on 13 25 23 and they will be able to put you in the right direction.
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 18
Replying to @Elise_79
Hi ellipsis. Here is the DAF website link:
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 18
Are you planning a trip to Far North Queensland? Make sure you don’t spread . Protect our banana industry—never enter a banana farm without permission. Find out more about Panama TR4 at
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 15
BioSecure HACCP represents a new shared approach to protecting Queensland’s plant industries by allowing accredited businesses to self-certify their products for interstate trade. Read more:
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 14
Here’s some great advice from AgForce about spray drift and how to minimise it on your property. You can also find more information at
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 14
Queenslanders asked to look out for invasive ‘hitchhiker’ stink bug:
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 13
A Qld man has been fined $1500 for illegally keeping three exotic non-native reptiles. Media release, ‘Prohibited reptiles land Greenbank man a $1500 fine’: More about keeping exotic animals as pets in Qld:
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 13
If you grow mangoes, look out for red-banded mango caterpillar during the fruiting season. This pest feeds on mango flesh and seed and destroys the fruit. Advise us of any suspected infestations on 13 25 23.
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 12
Two prawn farms on the Logan River are heading back into production this month, after laying fallow for a year due to white spot disease. Biosecurity Queensland will work with farms as they transition back into business. More info:
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 11
Do you keep backyard chooks? Limiting or avoiding contact between your birds and wild birds is an effective biosecurity measure to protect them from disease. Talk to your veterinarian for other control options, and find out more here
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 7
Zoning your farm is one of the most effective and budget friendly ways to protect your farm from and other pests and diseases. Learn how you can be here
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 7
Zoning your farm is one of the most effective and budget friendly ways to protect your farm from and other pests and diseases. Learn how you can be here
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 5
Singapore daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata) is a restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014. Find out how to identify and control Singapore daisy by reading more here:
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Biosecurity Qld Nov 1
Queensland is free of equine influenza thanks to a national eradication program in 2007. Find out more about equine influenza at
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Biosecurity Qld Oct 29
Check your dams and waterways for water hyacinth, which is now flowering. If you see it, report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23. Read more:
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Biosecurity Qld Oct 28
Lead is highly toxic to cattle and affected herds can be excluded from slaughter. Avoid the risk of lead poisoning in cattle by safely disposing of old batteries or fencing off rubbish areas. Image:
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Biosecurity Qld Oct 25
Reporting suspect cases of white spot disease could help to stop the disease spreading in Queensland. Photo: Dr Ben Diggles .
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Biosecurity Qld Oct 23
Check your hives regularly to monitor for pests and diseases that could threaten Queensland’s apiary industry. If you spot anything unusual, call Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23. Learn more: .
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Biosecurity Qld Oct 22
A Californian kingsnake was recently detected at the Gold Coast – the first time this species has been found in Queensland. They are illegal to keep as pets in Queensland. If you see one, call Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.
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