Media statement: Arrival of imported bulk wheat

14 June 2019

(Issued by Department of Agriculture)

One shipment of imported bulk wheat from Canada arrived in Australia today and will be subject to strict transport and processing conditions to manage any biosecurity risks.

This follows the issuing of an import permit on Tuesday 14 May.

Prior to issuing the import permit, the department conducted an extensive assessment of the potential biosecurity risks associated with the entire import pathway.

The importer is also required to meet a range of comprehensive, strict biosecurity requirements that are in place for imports of bulk grain.

The shipment will be securely transported from the point of discharge through to the point of processing.

It will then be stored and processed under biosecurity control at a facility approved by the department. 

The department is satisfied that the conditions imposed through the import permit effectively manage any potential biosecurity risks.

For more information on the conditions and status of applications, visit Importing bulk grain for stockfeed and milling.