General - Horticulture and Grain Exports - Christmas and New Year 2008/09 AQIS Contacts

​Industry Advice Notice no. 2008/33

9 December 2008

During the Christmas and New Year period of 2008/09, AQIS offices will be either closed or manned with reduced staff and hours. Confirmed bookings for inspections over the Christmas and New Year period will be serviced in accordance with arrangements made with the relevant AQIS office and overtime charges may be applied for inspections out of normal business hours. The AQIS office in Canberra will be closed during the Christmas and New Year period. 

The following dates are provided for information:

Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours All AQIS offices open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day All AQIS offices closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day All AQIS offices closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday Regional office arrangements
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA Day Regional office arrangements
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA Day Regional office arrangements
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day All AQIS offices closed

Contact details for normal working days.

During the Christmas and New Year period of 2008/09, the following business hours and contact arrangements have been put in place by the AQIS regional offices:

Canberra
Horticulture EXDOC
Western Australia
New South Wales
Victoria
South Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Far North Queensland—Cairns
Far North Queensland—Townsville
Far North Queensland—Mackay

Canberra
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office closed
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office closed
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office closed
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent contact for Horticulture Exports Program
Simon Mills—tel 0458 279 855

Urgent contact for Grain and Plant Products Export Program
Mike Gilbert—tel 0409 447 255

 

Horticulture EXDOC
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours—contact via EXDOCPlantPrograms@aqis.gov.au or 1300 763 551
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office closed
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day—contact via EXDOCPlantPrograms@aqis.gov.au or 1300 763 551
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day—contact via EXDOCPlantPrograms@aqis.gov.au or 1300 763 551
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent contact for Horticulture EXDOC
Bev Beacham—bev.beacham@aqis.gov.au or tel 0409 904 241 

 

Western Australia
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office closed
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
Alan Mason—tel 0458 279 855 or Exports—tel 0408 248 377

 

New South Wales
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office open
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
Mark Hamilton—tel 0418 482 757

 

Victoria
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office closed
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
Michael Pope—tel 0418 636 020

 

South Queensland
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office open
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
Richard Poli—tel 0418 746 279

 

South Australia
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office open
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
tel 0409 280 521

 

Tasmania
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office open
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
tel normal office number—diverts to Duty Officer

 

Northern Territory
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office open
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
Michael Greenhalgh—tel 0407 182 720

 

Far North Queensland—Cairns
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office closed
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
tel 0417 749 256 (Cairns)

 

Far North Queensland—Townsville
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office closed
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
tel 0407 571 347 (Townsville)

 

Far North Queensland—Mackay
Wednesday 24 December 2008 Normal office hours AQIS office open
Thursday 25 December 2008 Christmas Day AQIS office closed
Friday 26 December 2008 Boxing Day AQIS office closed
Monday 29 December 2008 APS Gazetted Public Holiday AQIS office closed
Tuesday 30 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Wednesday 31 December 2008 APS CA day AQIS office open
Thursday 1 January 2009 New Years Day AQIS office closed

Urgent after hours contact
tel 0427 861 911 (Mackay)

Jeanine Crowther
Program Manager
Horticulture Export Program

Mike Gilbert
Program Manager
Grain and Plant Product Exports

 

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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