List of hitchhiker pest host countries or regions

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Department of Agriculture, 1 September 2019

This list is referenced in sections 5 and 48A of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2016, section 43 of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods—Christmas Island) Determination 2016, section 44 of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods—Cocos (Keeling) Islands) Determination 2016, and section 43 of the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods—Norfolk Island) Determination 2016.

Goods from a specified country or region are included in this list if the Director of Biosecurity is satisfied that, during a specified risk period, the goods pose an unacceptable level of biosecurity risk because a specified hitchhiker pest may be present in or on the goods.

The Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) reflects the information contained in the Biosecurity (Prohibited and Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2016 and this list. Importers should consult BICON for the full range of import conditions for all goods intended for import.​

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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