27 March 2019
Who does this notice affect?
Stakeholders in the import and shipping industries—including vessel masters, freight forwarders, treatment providers, Biosecurity Industry Participants, importers, customs brokers and principle agents— associated with importing goods that require increased intervention during the 2019-20 BMSB risk season.
What has changed?
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is hosting a series of industry information sessions for the proposed 2019-20 BMSB seasonal measures. These measures will apply to certain goods shipped to Australia as sea cargo between 1 September 2019 and 30 April 2020 inclusive.
The industry information sessions will be held across Australia in early April 2019 and will include a webinar for those unable to attend in person. The sessions will be presented by senior representatives and provide detailed information on the 2019-20 BMSB seasonal measures for goods being imported, shipped or treated during the BMSB risk season. The sessions will also provide industry with the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposed measures.
Industry members are invited to arrive from 8.30 am for registration, and welcome tea and coffee. Each session will run from 9:00 am to approximately 12:00 pm.
|Brisbane||Tuesday 2 April||Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel|
|Sydney||Thursday 4 April||Novotel Sydney Airport (Ex Mercure Sydney Airport)|
|Melbourne||Tuesday 9 April||Mantra Tullamarine Hotel|
|Perth||Wednesday 10 April||Crown Perth Convention Centre|
The department will host a webinar session on Friday 5 April 2019.
A full recording of the webinar will be made available after the event. Details on how to register for the webinar will be available soon.
Register for an information session
You can register your interest to attend a BMSB industry information session on our website.
For further information regarding BMSB seasonal measures, visit our BMSB webpage.