Methodologies and documents for biosecurity treatments

​​​Treatments applied for biosecurity purposes are part of measures used in managing the risk of introduction of exotic pests and diseases. These treatments are only effective when conducted correctly.

It is important that treatment providers in Australia (onshore) and other countries (offshore) understand and follow the requirements of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to effectively treat consignments for import into Australia.

Our methodologies outlining best practice for applying biosecurity treatments and document templates for recording and certifying compliance are available below.

We are seeking your feedback on the methodologies and documentation templates. Please submit all feedback to offshoretreatments@awe.gov.au.

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Heat treatment

Methodology

The heat treatment methodology sets out the minimum requirements for treatment providers performing heat treatments on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

Documentation

BMSB treatment providers should use the below templates for BMSB heat treatment certification and records.

Summary of key changes to the heat treatment methodology

The heat treatment methodology was updated in March 2021. The following table details the key changes:

Section Changes
Scope Removed reference to “core” temperature
General Replaced terminated with withdrawn
1.4.2 The entire target of heat treatment must be enclosed under the sheet
Certificate example Remove BMSB title and added container as target option

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Methodology and Guide

Document Pages File size
Heat treatment methodology PDF  14 750 KB
Heat treatment methodology DOCX  14 1.4 MB

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BMSB heat treatment certificate and record of treatment templates

Document Pages File size
BMSB Heat treatment certificate – template DOC  1 93 KB
How to complete a BMSB heat treatment certificate PDF  2 25 KB
How to complete a BMSB heat treatment certificate DOCX  2 32 KB
BMSB Record of heat treatment – template DOC  1 144 KB

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Generic heat treatment certificate and record of treatment templates

Document Pages File size
Heat treatment certificate – template DOC  1 93 KB
Record of heat treatment – template DOC  1 57 KB

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Methyl bromide fumigation

Methodology and Guide

The Methyl bromide fumigation methodology sets out the minimum requirements for treatment providers performing methyl bromide fumigations on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

The Guide to performing QPS fumigation with methyl bromide provides informative information on the various methods and techniques that can be used to ensure that fumigators perform fumigations that meet the requirements of the methodology. This document should be read in conjunction with the Methyl Bromide Fumigation Methodology

Documentation

Offshore and onshore BMSB treatment providers should use the BMSB specific templates for their fumigation certification and records. For all other treatments, the generic fumigation templates must be used.

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Methodology and Guide

Document Pages File size
Methyl bromide fumigation methodology PDF  31 2.7 MB
Methyl bromide fumigation methodology DOCX  31 13.4 MB
Guide to performing QPS fumigation with methyl bromide PDF  46 1.1 MB
Guide to performing QPS fumigation with methyl bromide DOCX  46 656 KB

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BMSB methyl bromide treatment certificate and treatment records templates

Document Pages File size
BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template DOC  1 95 KB
How to complete a BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate PDF  2 25 KB
How to complete a BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate DOCX  2 28 KB
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – imperial – template DOC  1 35 KB
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – metric – template DOC  1 149 KB

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Generic methyl bromide treatment certificates and treatment record templates

Document Pages File size
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template DOC  1 76​ KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template DOCX  1 146 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation for perishables – template DOCX  1 40 KB

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Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation

Methodology

The sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology sets out the minimum requirements for BMSB treatment providers performing sulfuryl fluoride fumigations on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

Documentation

BMSB treatment providers should use the below templates for their sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certification and records.

Note: there are separate certificate and treatment record templates for treatment providers operating under a distributors stewardship program* using a third party approved program and for those that are not using an approved third party approved program.

*The approved stewardship program operators and their third party programs are:

  • Douglas Products or their agents – Fumiguide
  • Ensystex II, Inc (USA) – Fumicalc
  • Barcan Pest Control & Fumigation Co. (Barcan ilaclama Fumigasyon Tic. Ltd.Sti.) (Turkey) - FumiTrack

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Methodology

Document Pages File size
Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology PDF  31 1.1 MB
Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology DOCX  31 776 KB

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BMSB sulfuryl fluoride treatment certificate and treatment records templates

Document Pages File size
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – third party approved program – template DOC  1 97 KB
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – template DOC  3 97 KB
How to complete a BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate PDF  1 243 KB
How to complete a BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate DOCX  1 116 KB
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – third party approved program – template DOC  1 152 KB
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – metric – template DOC  1 158 KB
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – imperial – template DOC  1 156 KB

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Insecticide Treatment

Methodology

The Insecticide treatment methodology sets out the minimum requirements for treatment providers performing insecticide treatments on commodities, containers and/or associated packaging suited to such treatments for Quarantine and Pre-shipment (QPS) purposes. This methodology is the basis for compliance auditing of treatment providers to monitor their performance of effective treatments with insecticides.

Documentation

Insecticide treatment providers should use the below templates for their insecticide treatment certification and records.

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Methodology and Guide

Document Pages File size
Insecticide treatment methodology PDF  17 819 KB
Insecticide treatment methodology DOCX  17 1.4 MB
Guide to treating sea containers with deltamethrin PDF  11 571 KB
Guide to treating sea containers with deltamethrin DOCX  11 1.2 KB

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Insecticide treatment certificate and treatment and calibration records templates

Document Pages File size
Record of Insecticide treatment – template DOCX  2 35 KB
Record of Calibration – template DOCX  1 15 KB
Insecticide treatment certificate – template DOCX  1 33 KB

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Last reviewed: 9 April 2021
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