Receiving unwanted seeds
If you receive unsolicited seed packets in the post, you must report it.
Imported seeds are a significant biosecurity risk.
They can carry harmful diseases or invasive species which can have a serious impact on agriculture industries.
What you should do
Secure the seeds within the original packaging and seal it in an envelope or plastic bag.
How to report
To report unsolicited seeds, follow
Step 2. Fill in the seed analysis and destruction submission form or get a printed form at a collection point below.
Step 3. Place the completed
- Berrimah Farm Science Precinct
- Northern Territory Farmers Association Coolalinga office
- Katherine Research Station
- Arid Zone Research Institute (Alice Springs)
- Barkly House (Tennant Creek).
You can also drop seeds off at these locations anonymously for destruction.
To get their addresses, go to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade website.
To find out more about bringing or mailing goods, go to the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website.
Last updated: 23 April 2021
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