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Quarantine Approved Premises

The Department of Agriculture approves places where post-entry quarantine requirements may be carried out on a wide range of plants, animals and plant and animal products; so that it can be sure that these activities are performed with a minimal degree of risk. Places may also be approved for the quarantine handling of items of non-animal or plant origin, for example, those dealing with auto parts, scrap metal, cars and machinery.

By making provision for the registration of suitable places that conform to Quarantine Approved Premises (QAP) criteria; it is possible to avoid placing many restrictions on importers. It is possible to ensure that registered places provide an appropriate degree of security and control against the introduction of exotic pests and diseases.

Please contact the QAP officers in your state for more information about becoming a QAP.

Last reviewed:
24 Dec 2013