Biosecurity Compliance

Compliance is part of Council’s role in managing biosecurity risks in the local government area. Council has committed to inspecting at least 12 nurseries, pet stores and markets annually so residents can have confidence in the plants and pets they are buying.

All nurseries, backyard and social media sellers are expected to know the plants they sell are compliant with the Biosecurity Act 2014. Sellers and potential buyers can find information on restricted plants and animals either on the Business Queensland website, or the Biosecurity Act.

List of biosecurity compliance activities taken in 2021
Suburb Biosecurity Matter Invasive Biosecurity Matter Category Furthest Action Taken
Annandale Yellow Burr Head (Limnocharis flava) 2, 3, 4 & 5 Assisted Department of Agriculture and Fisheries investigation
Annandale Cha Om (Sengalia albiziodes) Prohibited Assisted Department of Agriculture and Fisheries investigation
Garbutt Velvety Tree Pear (Opuntia tomentosa) 3 Notified of pest
Kelso Captain Cook (Thevetia peruviana) 3 Preliminary investigation
Kelso Parthinium (Parthinium hysterophorus) 3 Notified of pest
Kirwan African Tulip (Spathodea campanulata) 3 Notified of pest
Mount Low Captain Cook (Thevetia peruviana) 3 Preliminary investigation
Nelly Bay Bellyache Bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia) 3 Notified of pest
Nelly Bay Prickly Acacia (Vachellia nilotica) 3 Notified of pest
Woodstock Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) 3, 4, 5 & 6 Entered under warrant
Wulguru Chinee Apple (Ziziphus mauritiana) 3 Notified of pest
Seller compliance inspections 2021
Seller Type Invasive Biosecurity Matter Found Category under the Act Action Take
Nursery Nil N/A Nil
Nursery Nil N/A Nil
Nursery Nil N/A Nil
Nursery Nil N/A Nil
Nursery Nil N/A Nil
Other Mother of Millions (Bryophyllum delagoense) 3Education, owner destroyed matter

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Queensland Government