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Weed & Seed Vehicle Inspections

Weed & Seed Vehicle Inspections

Vehicle and Machinery Hygiene Inspections

If you own or operate a vehicle in Queensland, you must ensure it is free of any declared plant species or reproductive materials. Our vehicle and machinery hygiene inspection and washdown services are available on site at our Acacia Ridge and Port of Brisbane Depots.


Our certified inspectors are fully trained to provide washdown services and issue Weed Hygiene Declarations under the nationally recognized AHC21010 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management. Additionally, we are QGC, Arrow, and Origin Energy certified.

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Meeting Transport Requirements

Team Transport & Logistics area of expertise is bio security and weed hygiene inspection services. We have been providing wash down and vehicle/machinery hygiene inspection services to Brisbane and surrounds since 2012.

We provide an efficient service to meet National clean-down standards and distribute a vehicle/machinery inspection certificate on completion. Our certified inspectors are available on and off site.

Our Acacia Ridge facility (Iris Place) is located 5 minutes off the Logan Motorway. Iris Place is equipped to wash light vehicles, trucks, trailers and light machinery.

 Our Port of Brisbane facility (Radar Street) is practically a “Drive-Thru” for vehicles and machinery coming directly off the wharf Radar Street is ideal for tracked machinery and equipment exceeding 20-tonnes.

Our Port facility has full washdown pad with a state of the art high-pressure cleaner system with hot and cold water and air. Cleaning with hot water significantly reduces the presence of germs without the need for disinfectants. This helps to protect the environment, as well as saving money and resources. We also have oil and grease catchment tanks for added environmental protection.

Visual Inspections & Shake-Down

First, a visual inspection of the vehicle is made, including the radiator, wheel wells, running boards. We take particular care in inspecting the carpets, floor mats and seats within the cab. Any suspicious seeds are brushed of prior to leaving a site.

If seeds or vegetative materials are found or cannot easily be removed, the vehicle is taken to a designated facility within the core infestation area and procedures under the “washdown” recommendations are followed. The operator must ensure that all personal effects including toolboxes, equipment and clothing are free of contaminants prior to moving offsite.

Washdown Services

All exposed areas of the vehicle are cleaned using compressed air, a vacuum, brushing or a high-pressure spray. Particular attention is paid to the carpets, floor mats and seats within the cab, wheel wells, running boards and radiator. The operator must ensure that all clothing, toolboxes and storage compartments are free of contaminants prior to leaving a contaminated area.

Every washdown should be conducted at a designated washdown facility. All reasonable effort must be made to ensure that the operator and the vehicle, toolboxes and equipment are free of contaminants prior to leaving an area.

Vehicle Inspection FAQs

Under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002, it is an offence to fail to provide a Weed Hygiene Declaration or other written notice before supplying a thing that is, or could be, contaminated with the reproductive material of Class 2 declared plants, such as:

  • Parthenium weed
  • Prickly acacia
  • Giant rat’s tail grass
  • American rat’s tail grass
  • Giant Parramatta grass, and Parramatta grass.
  • This offence may incur a penalty of up to $40,000.

The movement and transport of machinery, vehicles and equipment from and to certain regions is a major source of continued outbreak and spreading of noxious weeds. Fines may be issued for the negligent spreading of weed infestations as a result of poor vehicle, machinery and equipment hygiene.

Moving or transporting by road without taking reasonable steps to restrict the release of weeds, or to ensure a vehicle is free of the reproductive material of a declared pest, has a penalty of up to $20,000.

The Weed Hygiene Declaration (Part 1) was developed to inform people about the weed contamination status of vehicles and machinery.

The Weed Hygiene Declaration (Part 2) was developed to provide assurance that a vehicle is clean or a vehicle’s load is secured to restrict the release of soil or other organic material that is likely to contain the reproductive material of a declared pest prior to moving or transporting the vehicle or thing by road.

Resources

The weed hygiene declaration was developed in response to landholders, rural industry, community, and government desire to minimise the impact of weeds on their business and on the environment. It has been developed to assist in preventing the spread of weeds and other contaminants, and to meet the requirements of section 45 of the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. A completed declaration provides information on the status of a ‘thing’, whether it is contaminated or free of weedy material. ‘Part 1: Sale or supply of things’ of the declaration should be completed by the supplier then given to the receiver before they receive the thing. The receiver can then make an informed decision and take precautions to prevent new infestations. It can also provide written assurance that a vehicle is clean before entering a property. Biosecurity Queensland Ph 13 25 23.

Our transport company services all industries, including the residential and commercial building industry, mining, oil, gas, engineering & construction and civil infrastructure projects for privatised and government sectors. For more information on anything you’ve read here, get in contact with us online or call 1300 645 106.

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