Plant post-entry quarantine in Western Australia

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Plant post-entry quarantine (PEQ) services facilitate safe introduction of new germplasm from interstate and overseas. Plant quarantine regulations aim to prevent the introduction of destructive pests and diseases of plants. DDLS Seed Testing and Certification delivers PEQ services in Western Australia for plant material being imported into Western Australia and Australia.

Plant post-entry quarantine (PEQ) services facilitate safe introduction of new germplasm from interstate and overseas. Plant quarantine regulations aim to prevent the introduction of destructive pests and diseases of plants. DDLS Seed Testing and Certification delivers PEQ services in Western Australia for plant material being imported into Western Australia and Australia.

Material entering Australia

DDLS Seed Testing and Certification currently operates a facility under a Compliance Agreement with the federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Our facility is capable of handling material in the following categories:

Seed

Includes all restricted seed species requiring an import permit for seed for sowing or undergoing in-vitro analysis e.g. cereals and legumes.

Medium risk nursery stock

All genera imported as medium risk nursery stock e.g. cycads, bamboo, bromeliads and other plant varieties as outlined on the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources BICON website.

High risk nursery stock

Vitis, Olea and any other genera requiring treatment and growth as per the import permit conditions set by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, e.g. virus indexing and other specified testing.

Material entering Western Australia

Our facility is able to handle material entering Western Australia from eastern Australia where periods of post-entry quarantine are a requirement of entry.

More information

For more information on post-entry quarantine, please contact DDLS Seed Testing and Certification.

Contact information

DDLS Seed Testing and Certification
+61 (0)8 9368 3721
Helen Wilson
+61 (0)8 9368 3460