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Biosecurity is the protection of industries, the environment and public health, amenity and safety from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.

Report any notifiable animal diseases to the Emergency Disease Hotline: 1800 675 888.

Report any notifiable plant pests or diseases to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline: 1800 084 881.

For the latest biosecurity information - go to the Biosecurity Advisories section of the FarmPoint website.

View the Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy for 2013-17 at the DPIPWE website

Dairy Effluent Guidelines (DPIPWE)

Dairy effluent is a useful resource with value as a fertiliser and soil conditioner, but there are guidelines that must be followed to ensure health and safety of livestock and workers.

Lamb marking

With lamb marking time around the corner, it is timely to remind sheep owners of the need to ensure that the tail is not docked too short.
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Biosecurity Tasmania

Biosecurity Tasmania is the division of DPIPWE responsible for leading the biosecurity effort in Tasmania in partnership with the community and industry.

Biosecurity Tasmania (includes Quarantine)

Biosecurity Tasmania is the division of DPIPWE responsible for leading the biosecurity effort in Tasmania in partnership with the community and industry.

Common White Snail in Tasmania

Latest developments and information on the White Snail outbreak that has been reported on Tasmanian properties.


Useful information about treating flystrike in sheep. Includes longer term management options to reduce the overall risk.

Horse Welfare and Diseases (DPIPWE)

Horse welfare and disease management.

Livestock Identification in Tasmania

Information, regulations and contacts for livestock identification in Tasmania.

NLIS Allflex tags

Provides a link to the order forms for Allflex NLIS tags. Return the completed forms to livestock agents, who will then forward them on for processing.

Poultry and Pigeons in Tasmania

Some basic tips on protecting birds from diseases carried by wild birds.

Prohibited and Restricted Agricultural Chemical Products in Tasmania

Restrictions that apply to a number of agricultural chemical products in Tasmania.

Property Registration for Livestock Identification (PICs)

Application forms for Property Identification Codes (PICs) in Tasmania.

Tasmanian Biosecurity Advisories

Biosecurity Tasmania Enews – a quarterly summary of biosecurity issues of relevance to Tasmania; alerts to any significant new disease, pest or weed risk and; advice of any significant changes to biosecurity legislation, protocols or other requirements (ie quarantine rules, animal or plant health legislation, animal welfare legislation etc)

Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Information on the disease and how it affects Tasmanian Devils.

Tips for Hobby Farmers and Smallholders in Tasmania

Hobby farmers and smallholders have important roles in maintaining biosecurity in Tasmania’s primary industries. DPIPWE has a series of biosecurity pamphlets especially for this group of landholders.