45,000 risky seed parcels have been intercepted at Australia’s international mail centres in 2020, while reports of unsolicited seeds being received through the mail have also continued.

The large volume of seed parcels were intercepted as they did not meet biosecurity conditions.

Seeds are one of the most commonly intercepted biosecurity risk items at mail centres, and this year they made up 75 per cent of the total interceptions though the mail.

For more information on buying seeds and other goods from overseas visit this website.

To report a potential biosecurity breach visit agriculture.gov.au or call 1800 900 090.