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Sugarcane biosecurity zones

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Queensland Sugarcane Biosecurity Zones

Sugarcane biosecurity zones mapIt is vital to the sugarcane industry to stop the spread of unwanted pests and diseases. As a result, there are six biosecurity zones in place in Queensland with restrictions that must be adhered to. Sugarcane machinery must be cleaned and inspected by an authorised inspector before it is allowed to move between Sugar Cane Biosecurity Zones.

These biosecurity zones have been established to protect the industry from the spread of serious diseases like Fiji leaf gall.
Sugarcane planting material is not allowed to be moved between biosecurity zones without approval from an inspector.

Always comply with these biosecurity restrictions to prevent the spread of pests and weeds.

Sugar Cane Biosecurity Zones are:

  • Zone 1 – from Coen to Townsville
  • Zone 2 – from Townsville to Abbot Point
  • Zone 3 – from Abbot Point to Rockhampton
  • Zone 4 – from Rockhampton to Victoria Point
  • Zone 5 – from Victoria Point to the New South Wales/Queensland Border
  • Zone 6 – Woodford special area.

Sugarcane biosecurity zones map

Australian biosecurity and quarantine zones map