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
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:
- 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.
- Submit a copy of your BIRP to GPC.
- All personnel involved with facilitating international arrivals must complete the Seaports FPOE biosecurity awareness eLearning package by clicking the button below and maintain attendance records.
- 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.
Click the button below to complete the “Biosecurity Awareness Package”. All contractors must complete this package to progress in the module and receive a Contractor Card.
Report a biosecuirty risk
If you have seen something unusual you think may be a pest or biosecurity risk at the Port of Gladstone, Port of Bundaberg or Port of Rockhampton, you can report it through Engage GPC. You can help us identify pests and potential biosecurity risks by uploading photos, adding comments and placing a pin drop of its location on a map. Learn more about pests.
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 Fisheries — online or 07 4976 6620
- Biosecurity Hotline — 1800 798 636
For further information please contact GPC’s Environment Hotline on 07 4976 1617.