2014-41 - Plant Exports – Department of Agriculture Contacts Christmas & New Year 2014-15

​​​​​18 December 2014

During the Christmas and New Year period of 2014-15, the Department of Agriculture Plant Exports offices will be either closed or staffed with reduced numbers and hours. Confirmed appointments for inspections over the Christmas and New Year period will be serviced in accordance with arrangements made with the relevant Plant Exports office, and overti​me charges will be applied for inspections out of normal business hours. The department’s office in Canberra will be closed during the Christmas and New Year period.

The following business hours and contact arrangements have been put in place by the Plant Exports regional offices:

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Normal office hours

All Plant Exports offices open

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Public holiday – Christmas day

All Plant Exports offices closed

Friday, 26 December 2014

Public holiday – Boxing day

All Plant Exports offices closed

Monday, 29 December 2014

APS holiday

Regional office arrangements
Overtime will not apply

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

APS EA day

Regional office arrangements
Overtime will not apply

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

APS EA day

Regional office arrangements
Overtime will not apply

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Public holiday – New Year day

All Plant Exports offices closed

Friday, 2 January 2015

Normal office hours

All Plant Exports offices open

Appointments for inspections during this period need to be arranged by contacting your Plant Exports office prior to Thursday, 25 December 2014.  Contact the relevant regional Plant Exports office for specific arrangements relating to cut-off times.

Contact details are available on the website.

Urgent after hours contacts during the Christmas and New Year period of 2014/15 are: 

Contact details

Central East region (New South Wales, excluding the Riverina): 0417 492 639
North East region: 07 3246 8647
Northern Region:
Cairns – 07 4241 7817   
Darwin – 0407 182 720
South East region (Victoria, SA Riverland & NSW Riverina): 0434 664 828 or 0478 309 678
South West region (Western Australia):  0408 248 377
South West Region (South Australia, excluding the Riverland):  0409 280 521
Tasmania:  03 6165 3777

Kylie Calhoun
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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