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If you are floating horses from Queensland into NSW we suggest you look at the Queensland Department of Primary Industries web site at http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au

Some areas of South Eastern Queensland are infected with Cattle Tick. If you are transporting your horses from Queensland (QLD) into New South Wales (NSW) and you are either coming from, or passing through, the red zone (see map opposite) you MUST present your horses at a Tick Inspection Station as you cross the border into NSW. A fine of $11,000 exists for intentionally avoiding inspection.

Horses presented at the Tick Inspection Station found to be clear of Cattle Tick will be sprayed as a precaution, given a permit, and allowed to cross the border into NSW.

Horses found to be infected with Cattle Tick will be ordered home for treatment and NOT allowed to cross the border.

If you are passing through the red zone on your trip you will be asked to sign a Statutory Declaration at the Tick Inspection Station confirming your horses were not off-loaded in the red zone during your trip.

As NSW is free of Cattle Tick you do not need to have your horses checked when traveling from NSW into QLD.

For further information on crossing the border and arranging inspection contact at:

  • NSW Agriculture at Kirra - (07) 5536-4714 or Mt Lindsay - (02) 6635 1312
  • Queensland DPI Call Centre on (07) 3404 6999.
  • Queensland DPI at Aratula (07) 5463 8368 or 0427 133388 or Helidon (07) 5465 4057 or 0423 631766

Please – do your bit to keep Cattle Tick out of NSW

Below is a map showing the Cattle Tick Zones in South Eastern Queensland, click on the map to enlarge...

Map showing Tick Zones

The Kirra Beach tick spray station is located in Miles St. Click on the map below to enlarge...

Tassiriki Ranch
249 Moylans Lane, Empire Vale via Ballina NSW 2478 Australia
P: 02 6683-4602 E: