Hygiene guidelines

Protocols to protect priority biodiversity areas in NSW from Phytophthora cinnamomi, myrtle rust, amphibian chytrid fungus and invasive plants

This document sets out guidelines to reduce the risks of introducing pathogens and invasive plants into new areas of New South Wales and may be used by anyone undertaking work in agricultural or natural environments, including government agency staff, private individuals and businesses.

21 April 2020
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Publication, Policies and guidelines, Guideline
  • ISBN 978-1-922318-82-4
  • ID EES20200164
  • File PDF 1.2MB
  • Pages 46
  • Name saving-our-species-hygiene-guidelines-200164.pdf

The procedures are aimed particularly at reducing the introduction of pathogens to new areas with susceptible threatened species, threatened ecological communities and areas of outstanding biodiversity value, but can also be applied to protect non-threatened species.

These guidelines promote the adoption of basic hygiene procedures into daily routines when working in the field. They are simple procedures to ensure potentially-contaminated material is not transferred to a new, susceptible area.

This guide should be used by NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) employees, and contractors and volunteers undertaking works on behalf of DPIE, on public or private land.

This guide may also be used by private individuals or businesses working in conservation and revegetation, agriculture, construction, forestry, other primary industries or fields involving work in the agricultural or natural environments.