(1) A biosecurity officer may direct the person in charge or the operator of the conveyance to secure the conveyance in a manner, and for a period (which must not exceed 48 hours), specified by the biosecurity officer.
Note: The biosecurity officer may give more than one direction relating to the conveyance (see subsection 33(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ).
Civil penalty provision
(2) A person who is given a direction under subsection (1) must comply with the direction.
Civil penalty: 120 penalty units.
Note 1: If judicial review is sought in relation to a direction given under subsection (1), the direction remains in force unless a court finally determines the validity of the decision to give the direction (see section 538).
Note 2: A person may contravene a civil penalty provision for moving, dealing with or interfering with a conveyance that has been secured in accordance with a direction given under subsection (1) (see section 204).
Note 3: See also section 572 (general provisions relating to directions).