Criteria for Class 5 Premises Quarantine Containment

​The class 5 criteria sets out the requirements and responsibilities for containment facilities, where the premises is utilised for research, analysis and/or testing of imported biological material including micro-organisms, animal and human products and soil. This type of premises includes microbiological facilities, animal facilities and plant laboratories, whether integral or separate to the facility. Where applicable, class 5 criteria should be read in conjunction with the appropriate Australian/New Zealand Standard TM as listed in individual classes.

The documents below include the structural criteria for class 5 premises (Quarantine Containment) and requirements for third party assessments.

Quarantine Approved Premises (QAP) Criteria 5.1 for Quarantine Containment Level 1 (QC1) Facilities

Premises used for goods subject to quarantine of low hazard where standard safe containment practice is adequate to address quarantine risk.

Quarantine Approved Premises Criteria 5.2 for Quarantine Containment Level 2 (QC2) Facilities

Premises utilised for goods subject to quarantine of low to moderate risk to animals, plants or humans if disease is spread to the community or environment.

Quarantine Approved Premises Criteria 5.3 for Quarantine Containment Level 3 (QC3) Facilities

Premises utilised for goods subject to quarantine which pose significant risks to animals, plants or humans if pest or disease associated with them spread outside the premises and from which significant economic impact would result in the community or environment.

Quarantine Approved Premises Criteria 5.4 for Quarantine Containment Level 4 (QC4) Facilities

Premises utilised for goods subject to quarantine which pose serious life-threatening risks to animals, plants or humans if pests or disease associated with them spread outside the premises and from which substantial economic impact would result to people, the community or environment.

Summary of updates to the Criteria for Class 5 Premises Quarantine Containment

This summary details amendments and refinements made to the criteria since their full implementation on 1 July 2007. These amendments are reflected in the individual class criteria documents.