Be careful what you send to Tasmania in the mail
Christmas fast approaches. It’s timely that you now remind interstate and overseas family and friends that there are certain things that cannot be sent to, or imported into, Tasmania.
Broadly, those restricted items include fruit and vegetables, seafood and some animal products, plant products, soil and seeds – but there are more.
To ensure that restricted items do not enter the state via the post, Biosecurity Tasmania uses a range of methods, including detector dogs and x-ray machines, to screen incoming packages.
We encourage everyone to always check what can and can’t be mailed, or brought to Tasmania when visiting. This webpage gives you a quick overview of the types of items that can and cannot be sent. dpipwe.tas.gov.au/travellersguide
Help your friends and family avoid receiving an infringement notice by asking them to check before they send.
Checking first will help protect our beautiful island from gift wrapped, yet potentially harmful pests and diseases that may hitchhike into Tasmania. Please help us protect Tasmania from introduced pests, weeds and diseases by passing on this important reminder to your interstate and overseas friends and family members.
For more information, visit dpipwe.tas.gov.au/biosecurity, call 03 6165 3777, or email Biosecurity.Tasmania@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Acknowledgement: reproduced from Biosecurity Advisory 22/2020