Hygiene guidelines

If you’re heading out into nature for work or play, these guidelines will help you do your bit to protect our natural environment.

We have developed guidelines to help protect our biodiversity from some of the key threatening processes putting our native plants and animals at risk. These guidelines focus on Phytophthora cinnamomi, myrtle rust, amphibian chytrid fungus and invasive plants.

Invasive pathogens and invasive plants pose a significant threat to biodiversity across New South Wales. People can reduce the spread of pathogens and invasive plants by practising good hygiene.

Good hygiene practices typically aim to remove soil and plant material from people, equipment or vehicles. The Hygiene guidelines can help you decide when and how to incorporate hygiene protocols into your fieldwork.