50-2016 - Declared ports for ship sanitation certification scheme
10 June 2016
Who does this notice affect?
All vessel masters, shipping agents and corporations who deal with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) for the ship sanitation certification scheme.
What has changed?
Under section 256 of the Biosecurity Act 2015, the Director of Human Biosecurity may declare ports in Australian territory at which a vessel may be inspected for the purposes of the ship sanitation scheme. After consultation with the Director of Biosecurity, the Director of Human Biosecurity has signed this declaration.
Ship sanitation inspections and issuing of certificates, including issuing of extensions to certificates, can only occur at ports that have been declared by the Director of Human Biosecurity. These are the ports where the department can safely, reliably and regularly perform the ship sanitation scheme service.
Industry members should note that not all first points of entry are ports for the ship sanitation certification scheme.
The following table outlines the ports that have been declared by the Director of Human Biosecurity as ports for ship sanitation certification scheme inspections.
|State or territory||Ports|
New South Wales