Restrictions on Importing and Exporting Aquatic plants

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Hi could someone point me in the right direction.

Where can I find a list of restrictions regarding the importing/exporting aquatic plants between Australian states?

Does each state have a different website and list etc?

Does ACT just fall under NSW?

Can Frogbit, Anubias, Java Fern, Java moss be shipped between VIC/ACT/NSW with out restrictions?

Thanks

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I thought the restrictions were just with WA and TAS.

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According to LiveFish.com (A nice Australian owned online aquarium store) the restrictions are:

"NT customers need a permit before we can ship any fish or plants.

TAS customers are only able to order dry goods - see FAQ

WA customers cannot order plants, snails or mussels - fines can apply."

Correct me if I am wrong but apart from those restrictions it should be fine for aquarium plants to move around most parts of Australia.

I think ACT is seperate from NSW

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i think there might be restrictions on plants that are declared noxious in some states :confused:

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I've had a look into this before, I know frogbit is illegal in qld? But in Vic its fine.

These things are state by state, even koi are illegal in Vic but not nsw

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OK

Thanks everyone for all the input & information.

I think that most aquarium plants will probably be OK, but just to be safe I called the number Brenton provided. http://www.quarantinedomestic.gov.au/

They referred me to the "Noxious Weeds Listing" of each state. They said that if its not on the particular states "Noxious Weeds List" it's fine.

VIC

http://vro.dpi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/vrosite.nsf/pages/weeds_noxious

NSW

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/pests-weeds/weeds/noxweed/noxious-app-application?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3dpLmFncmljLm5zdy5nb3YuYXUlMkZ0b29scyUyRm5vbnNhbGVhYmxlLmh0bWwmYWxsPTE%3D

These 2 states lists don't seem to have any plants that i know of/interested in.

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