Biosecurity Risk Material (BRM) includes but is not limited to:

  • animal Material (e.g. hair, fur, skin, faeces, shell, blood and fluids, feathers, honey, flesh, bone, horn)
  • live Animals (e.g. rodents, reptiles, geckos, frogs and birds)
  • food scraps (e.g. peel, shells, skins and wrappers)
  • plant material (e.g. reproductive material (e.g. pollen, spores, seeds, flowers, fruits, and vegetables), fresh material (e.g. leaves, gum and stems) and dry material (e.g. pods, bark, branches, roots, straw, wood)
  • live plants (e.g. plants, weeds, sprouted seeds and propagatable material)
  • live insects (e.g. timber pests (e.g. termites, ants and larvae), stored product pests (e.g. beetles and larvae), insects seeking refuge (e.g. ants, bees, wasps, moths and spiders), hitchhikers (e.g. grasshoppers and butterflies) and plant pests (e.g. fruit flies, mites, thrips, etc)
  • evidence of live insects (e.g. wasps nests, mud nests, wings, shells and casings)
  • snails and slugs
  • evidence of snails and slugs (e.g. shells, eggs and trail marks)
  • plant pathogens (e.g. fungi, nematodes, bacteria, viruses and mould)
  • soil (e.g. dirt, mud, gravel, clay and sand)
  • water (e.g. pools of water, water in receptacles, articles used with water).