(a) a biosecurity officer suspects, on reasonable grounds, that:
(i) a disease or pest may be present in or on goods or premises in Australian territory; and
(ii) the disease or pest poses an unacceptable level of biosecurity risk; and
(b) the Director of Biosecurity is satisfied that biosecurity measures need to be taken in relation to the goods or premises for the purpose of managing the biosecurity risk posed by the disease or pest;
the Director of Biosecurity may make a biosecurity control order in relation to the goods or premises and the disease or pest.
Note 1: This Chapter does not apply in relation to certain goods or conveyances (see section 312).
Note 2: Premises include a conveyance (see paragraph (a) of the definition of premises in section 9).
Note 3: See section 310 in relation to the meaning of biosecurity risk in this Chapter.
Note 4: A biosecurity control order may be varied under section 358 or revoked under section 359. Subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 does not apply in relation to this section.
(2) A biosecurity control order may relate to more than one disease or pest.