List of hitchhiker pests

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, 6 April 2021

This list is referenced in sections 6 and 56 of the Biosecurity (Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2021, 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.

An insect or other pest is included in this list when the Director of Biosecurity is satisfied that the insect or other pest may be present in or on goods and the insect or ot​her pest may pose an unacceptable level of biosecurity risk.

The Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) reflects the information contained in the Biosecurity (Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2021 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: 13 April 2021
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