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