Incursion management

If you suspect a pest, contact the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline.

If a pest has been identified as an emergency plant pest, this will trigger a formal series of events as outlined in the following pages.

What happens in an incursion

This section outlines the key steps to take to manage an incursion, who is involved and their responsibilities.

Phases of an emergency plant pest response

There are three phases of an emergency plant pest response, which are outlined in PLANTPLAN.


PLANTPLAN is the agreed technical response plan used to respond to an emergency plant pest incident. It provides nationally consistent guidelines for response procedures under the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed.

Owner reimbursement costs

Owner reimbursement costs may be payable in some circumstances.