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 in an envelope or plastic bag.
How to report
To report unsolicited seeds, follow
Step 2. Drop the seeds off at one of the following Northern Territory collection points for destruction:
- Berrimah Farm Science Precinct
- Northern Territory Farmers Association Coolalinga office
- Katherine Research Station
- Arid Zone Research Institute (Alice Springs)
- Barkly House (Tennant Creek).
For contact details, go to the Department of Primary Industry and Resources website.
Step 3. Fill in the seed analysis and destruction submission form .
Printed forms are also available at all seed collection points.
Step 4. Place the completed
You can also drop seeds off at these locations anonymously for destruction.
To find out more about bringing or mailing goods, go to the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture website.
Last updated: 22 September 2020
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