Biosecurity

At Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) we have biosecurity procedures and measures in place to protect the communities in which we operate from harmful pest flora, fauna, viruses and diseases that pose a risk.

Operating under the Biosecurity Act 2015, our ports located in the Gladstone, Bundaberg and Rockhampton regions have necessary permissions for particular classes of vessels and goods to be landed at Biosecurity Entry Points (BEPs) within each port. A BEP is a designated area within the port, typically berths, for international vessels.

First Point of Entry (FPOE) determinations

 

Review the determinations issued to each of our ports:

Requirements for landing 

 

All wharf users must meet the FPOE Biosecurity Standards which describe the requirements for landing and comply with GPC Policies and Procedures. In addition, all wharf users (new and existing) operating at our multi-user wharves/berths must comply with the following:

 

  1. Develop and provide a Biosecurity Incident Response Procedure (BIRP). Use our BIRP Guide to assist your preparations. You must ensure all infrastructure and equipment required for the BIRP is in place and that you keep a record of its implementation.

  2. Submit a copy of your BIRP to GPC.

  3. All personnel involved with facilitating international arrivals must complete the Seaports FPOE biosecurity awareness eLearning package and maintain attendance records.

  4. Inform GPC of any fundamental changes to your existing operations or changes to your BIRP.

GPC may audit wharf users to ensure compliance with the biosecurity requirements.
 

Report a biosecurity risk

 

If you suspect a biosecurity risk associated with facilitating an international arrival, please alert one of the following:

  • GPC's Environment Hotline — 07 4976 1617

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources — online or 07 4976 6620

  • Biosecurity Hotline — 1800 798 636

Useful links

More information

 

For further information please contact GPC’s Environment Hotline on 07 4976 1617.

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