NRM South plays a key role in protecting Tasmania’s reputation as a tourism and food destination, supporting activity that is focused on ensuring the state keeps its relatively pest and disease free status.>> Read the full story
How can you help?
Tasmanian Biosecurity protocols are designed to protect the many natural places and industries that rely on this reputation and we each have an important role to play when it comes to preventing the spread of unwanted pests, weeds and disease-causing pathogens. If you plan to venture into Tasmania’s wilderness areas please follow our Check Clean (Disinfect) Dry protocol.
- Check for any source of contamination (soil, mud, water, plant material)
- Clean your gear
- Dry it thoroughly to deprive the nasties of the moisture they need to survive. Drying is often tricky in Tasmania – especially with gear like neoprene waders, which take at least 48 hrs to dry.
- Disinfect. If there’s any doubt that your gear will dry completely we ask that you treat it with a disinfectant such as F10 (a biodegradable, low toxicity veterinary disinfectant available from NRM South).
Biosecurity Field Hygiene kits
NRM South can provide you with a Biosecurity field hygiene kit so that you can Check Clean (Disinfect) Dry on the go. This kit contains everything you need to minimise your risk of spreading pests, weeds and pathogens.
NRM South works with Biosecurity Tasmania and other members of the Biosecurity Network to plan and implement biosecurity initiatives. We work with a range of groups and individuals to manage biosecurity issues, including agricultural producers, community groups and volunteers.
Part of our work involves informing different audiences about the protocols for entering parks and reserves within Tasmania, including the Wilderness World Heritage Area. We support the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Discovery Ranger Program in delivering the biosecurity message to visitors to Tasmania’s national parks.