Compliance strategies aim to minimise the likelihood of human-assisted movement of fire ants.
Minimising this risk can be achieved through monitoring and regulating high risk industries and the movement of materials that can carry fire ants.
- 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.
The objectives for fire ant compliance are to prevent the:
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.