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 territoryPorts

New South Wales

Newcastle
Port of Botany Bay
Port Kembla
Sydney

Victoria

Geelong
Melbourne
Portland
Westernport

Queensland

Bowen
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Hay Point
Mackay
Port Alma
Port Kennedy
Townsville
Weipa

Western Australia

Albany
Broome
Bunbury
Dampier
Esperance
Fremantle
Geraldton
Port Hedland
Port Walcott
Wyndham

South Australia

Port Adelaide
Port Lincoln

Tasmania

Burnie
Devonport
Hobart
Launceston

Northern Territory

Darwin
Melville Bay
Milner Bay

Christmas Island

Christmas Island

Further information?

For more information on legislative changes visit The Biosecurity Act 2015 or contact the Biosecurity Legislation Implementation Office at New Biosecurity Legislation or call us on 1800 040 629.

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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