Cape York Peninsula is a high-risk area for the entry of exotic pests and diseases. The Far Northern Pest Quarantine Area covers Cape York and north of the Coen Information and Inspection Centre. This quarantine area acts as a buffer against plant and animal pests and diseases which originate from countries to the north. These exotic pests and diseases could not only threaten the viability of our agricultural industries but could also introduce serious diseases to humans.
The Coen Information and Inspection Centre monitors this area for emerging threats such as the red banded caterpillar and exotic pests diseases such as citrus canker, banana skipper, foot and mouth disease, screw-worm fly and the papaya fruit fly.
For more information on how you can help prevent the spread of invasive species during your visit, click HERE