Materials that can carry fire ants

Detailed information about what you should do when producing, storing, or moving materials that can carry fire ants.

Fire ant biosecurity zones have changed

Tracker baling hay

The Biosecurity Regulation 2016 details the steps you must follow when producing and storing organic materials that can carry fire ants before you can move the materials legally.

These steps are different depending on the material you are working with:


Inspecting materials for fire ants

Before moving any materials from one location to another, you are legally obligated to check no fire ants are present.

You should also regularly check your general property area for signs of fire ants, paying particular attention to material storage areas.

Concentrate your inspections around areas where organic materials are stored