Farm workers and visitors

People can carry pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants onto your property without even realising.

As a property owner or manager, having a plan for visitors and workers that details actions they can take to limit the risk that they may carry new pests and diseases onto your property is one option.

Things you can consider:

  • Keeping a register of visitors
  • Installing signs to direct people to contact the property owner or manager before entering
  • Limiting visitor contact with livestock, crops and plant material
  • Requiring visitors and workers to clean and/or check their vehicles, equipment, clothing and boots in a designated area when they arrive and leave your property
  • Training staff in identifying and reporting biosecurity risks, including how to spot unusual weeds, pests and all potential diseases.

You have the right to refuse entry to your property if visitors do not follow your biosecurity plan after it has been explained.

If you run a business that has a tourism component, you may be at higher risk and should be especially vigilant in checking for new pests, diseases, weeds and contaminants. You could also send instructions to visitors before they arrive detailing the steps you will need them to take when visiting your property.

Utilities and service providers

NSW DPI has worked with key utilities and service providers in NSW to reach an agreement on how biosecurity practices will be managed when their employees and workers visit properties. View the primefact Landholder Biosecurity and Utility Service Providers (PDF, 439.4 KB) for more information


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