Machinery that has been in contact with sugarcane must be inspected before transport into Queensland. The Queensland Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) have issued Ag Services a Inspectors Approval 5720 which allows us to approve the movement into Qld provided the following conditions are met:
- The appliance has been inspected by an officer of Sunshine Sugar Agricultural Services. Staff currently approved to conduct inspections are:
- Prior to the inspection, the appliance has been cleaned to the hygiene standards described in Work Instruction WI-GIS-09 Inspection of appliances used in sugarcane production.
- The appliance has been inspected by the Agricultural Services officer in accordance with the Work Instruction WI-GIS-09 Inspection of appliances used in sugarcane production.
- A signed copy of the sugarcane movement approvals inspection checklist must be emailed or faxed 72 hours before the appliance is to be shipped, to Biosecurity Qld.
Ag Services has adopted the following system to streamline machinery inspections:
- Ring us to arrange a time for inspection. The inspection will be required at least 72hrs prior to the machinery’s departure to new destination to ensure approval process is completed.
- Make sure the machinery is thoroughly cleaned before inspector arrives. The Work Instruction WI-GIS-09 and the Checklist shows the critical points that will be inspected.
- Ensure that you can provide the inspector with the name and physical address of where the machine is moving to as it is required for the approval form.
- The inspectors are there to assist you, so follow instructions given by inspector if they need further items removed or cleaned. A follow-up inspection may be required where the machine requires numerous things to be completed.
Vehicle and machinery hygiene is vital to reducing the spread of diseases, weeds and insect pests in the Australian sugar industry and your farm.
Download the Checklist here
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