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Check cargo, containers and vessels for pests

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This video explains how exotic pests, diseases and weeds can hitch a ride to Australia with vessels, shipping containers and break-bulk cargo.

If they establish here they can wipe out entire food crops, harm our animals and damage our beautiful environment. Some pests could even change our way of life forever. We manage these risks through stringent import conditions. But we also need your help. If you unload, process or transport imported cargo at or away from our ports, we need you to look for insects, animals, plant matter and soil.

Includes a video See. Secure. Report.

Author(s):Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Published:December 3, 2022

Date added:March 14, 2019