Compliance strategies aim to minimise the likelihood of human-assisted movement of fire ants.

Compliance officer writing notes next to equipment

Minimising this risk can be achieved through monitoring and regulating high risk industries and the movement of materials that can carry fire ants.

    The objectives for fire ant compliance are to prevent the:

  • spread and establishment of fire ants by reducing the intensity of the infestation
  • spread of fire ants by restricting the movement of materials such as soil, hay, and other processed materials within, between, and beyond fire ant biosecurity zones
  • establishment of fire ants within 5km and beyond our operational boundary
  • re-establishment of fire ant populations in current and previous eradication and clearance areas.

By working with and educating stakeholders, businesses, organisations, and individuals, and where necessary, using enforcement measures to manage non-compliance, a high level of compliance is achieved.

Don’t spread fire ants

Do you produce, store, or move soil, hay, mulch, or other organic materials? Fire ant biosecurity zones and material movement restrictions may apply.