Career Harvest

Quarantine Officer

Control movement of agricultural and horticultural produce, plants and animals into or within Australia, and identify and control biosecurity risks.


  • Respond to import/export requests about agricultural product movements into and within Australia
  • Maintain Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) quarantine regulations and standards
  • Inspect all forms of transport and ensure that appropriate documentation is held for the movement of agricultural products
  • Inspect cargo and look for any prohibited goods

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • observational skills
  • ability to work in stressful conditions
  • decision making skills
  • knowledge of pests and diseases
  • ability to work alone or as part of a team


A Quarantine Officer requires a degree in horticulture, agriculture, forestry or biological sciences, available at most universities across Australia.

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