Standards and documents for biosecurity treatments

​Treatments applied for biosecurity purposes are part of managing the risk of introducing exotic pests and diseases. These treatments are only effective when conducted correctly.

It is important that treatment providers, in Australia and other countries, understand the requirements of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to effectively treat consignments for import into Australia.

Our standards outline best practice methodologies for applying biosecurity treatments.

Methyl bromide fumigation

This AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard sets out the minimum requirements for treatment providers performing methyl bromide fumigations on commodities and/or associated packaging for biosecurity and pre–shipment purposes.

This document is not intended to specifically cover the performance of methyl bromide fumigation treatments under ISPM 15, fumigations of vessels, silos or other storage facilities, buildings or other fumigations not performed in the type of enclosures described herein.

Templates are also available to download for:

  • fumigation certificate
  • record of fumigation.

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Document

PagesFile typeFile size
AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard v2.3 - August 201557PDF2.5 MB
AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard v2.3 - August 201557Word4.18 MB
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – ­template1PDF96.77 KB
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template1Word35.2 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template1PDF99.01 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template1Word146 KB

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Heat treatment

This Heat Treatment Standard sets out the minimum requirements for treatment providers performing heat treatment on commodities and/or associated packaging for biosecurity and pre–shipment purposes.

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Document

PagesFile typeFile size
Heat treatment standard
18PDF692 KB
Heat treatment standard
18Word114 KB

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