Fire ant biosecurity zones

Fire ant biosecurity zones are in place to help prevent fire ants from spreading.

Fire ant biosecurity zones have changed

Soil, manure, mulch, hay, farm, field, building site.

Fire ant biosecurity zones are in place in parts of South East Queensland to stop the 'human-assisted' movement of materials that can carry fire ants unless risk mitigation measures are followed.

Materials include soil, hay, mulch, manure, quarry materials, turf and potted plants.

There are 2 fire ant biosecurity zones. New suburbs were recently added to the zones. Some other suburbs have changed zones.

  • Zone 1 covers suburbs that have received or are scheduled to receive fire ant eradication treatment.
  • Zone 2 covers suburbs yet to receive eradication treatment.

Interactive map

Type in an address to find out if the property is located in the fire ant biosecurity zones.

Fire ant biosecurity zone map (PDF, 5.2MB)


Summary of recent fire ant biosecurity zone changes

Zone 1

Local government area

Lockyer Waters

Lockyer Valley

Aratula

Scenic Rim

Charlwood

Scenic Rim

Fassifern Valley

Scenic Rim

Morwincha

Scenic Rim

Atkinsons Dam

Somerset

Coominya

Somerset

Zone 2

Local government area

Albion

Brisbane City

Auchenflower

Brisbane City

Bald Hills

Brisbane City

Boondall

Brisbane City

Bracken Ridge

Brisbane City

Brighton

Brisbane City

Carseldine

Brisbane City

Clayfield

Brisbane City

Deagon

Brisbane City

Fitzgibbon

Brisbane City

Fortitude Valley

Brisbane City

Gordon Park

Brisbane City

Kalinga

Brisbane City

Kedron

Brisbane City

Lutwyche

Brisbane City

Milton

Brisbane City

Northgate

Brisbane City

Nundah

Brisbane City

Paddington

Brisbane City

Petrie Terrace

Brisbane City

Sandgate

Brisbane City

Shorncliffe

Brisbane City

Spring Hill

Brisbane City

Taigum

Brisbane City

Virginia

Brisbane City

Wavell Heights

Brisbane City

Wooloowin

Brisbane City

Zillmere

Brisbane City

Arana Hills

Moreton Bay

Bray Park

Moreton Bay

Brendale

Moreton Bay

Camp Mountain

Moreton Bay

Clontarf

Moreton Bay

Ferny Hills

Moreton Bay

Griffin

Moreton Bay

Kallangur

Moreton Bay

Kippa-Ring

Moreton Bay

Lawnton

Moreton Bay

Mango Hill

Moreton Bay

Murrumba Downs

Moreton Bay

North Lakes

Moreton Bay

Petrie

Moreton Bay

Rothwell

Moreton Bay

Samford Valley

Moreton Bay

Samford Village

Moreton Bay

Strathpine

Moreton Bay

Warner

Moreton Bay

Allandale

Scenic Rim

Boonah

Scenic Rim

Dugandan

Scenic Rim

Hoya

Scenic Rim

Kents Pocket

Scenic Rim

Milford

Scenic Rim

Suburb

From

To

Haigslea

Zone 1

Zone 2

Lyons

Zone 1

Zone 2

South Ripley

Zone 1

Zone 2

Thagoona

Zone 1

Zone 2

Wyaralong

Zone 2

Zone 1

Moving materials in Queensland

These laws apply to anybody who lives or works in a fire ant biosecurity zone. If you buy or sell materials that may carry fire ants, you are legally required to follow the procedures outlined in the Biosecurity Regulation 2016 before moving it offsite.

These procedures help reduce your risk of spreading fire ants and ensure you meet your general biosecurity obligation.

If you are unable to follow the regulation, you must apply for a biosecurity instrument permit.

Find out about your requirements by checking our:


Apply for a biosecurity instrument permit.

Moreton Bay Regional Council waste facilities

A biosecurity instrument permit (PDF, 175.6KB) is in place for people who live or operate in Moreton Bay Regional Council suburbs located in fire ant biosecurity zone 2. The permit allows you to move materials that can carry fire ants directly to either the Dakabin or Bunya waste facilities without applying for a permit.

The permit has been issued to allow continuity for residents and operates for the following reasons:

  • These 2 facilities receive most of the waste for MBRC.
  • MBRC will be mitigating the risk in accordance with the Biosecurity Regulation 2016 in regard to material movement controls.
  • We will be conducting treatment at regular intervals at both facilities.

Download the information notice (PDF, 76.8KB).


Moving materials interstate

Interstate market restrictions are in place for the movement of plants and plant products from Queensland and across the border. You must check the movement restrictions in place for the destination state before moving any products.

View the restricted market access map and find out if you need a biosecurity certificate.

Certificates issued by interstate authorities or under Interstate Certification Assurance (ICA) arrangements meet Queensland's entry requirements.