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Abandoned or neglected horticultural properties

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Abandoned or neglected horticultural properties can create breeding grounds for pests and diseases, which may spread to other growers.

The owners and workers of these enterprises have a duty to prevent, minimise or eliminate this risk.

How to report a biosecurity risk? 

If you believe there is a horticulture property near you that presents biosecurity risk or impact to your operations, please report to:

  • ​Victoria - 136 186  (Agriculture Victoria Customer Service Centre).

  • NSW - 1800 084 881  (Quarantine Domestic Hotline)

Alternatively, send a photo of the plant pest or plant damage symptoms, along with your contact details and the plant's location to:

NSW email: 

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