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Apply for a Pest Free Warrant
The Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan 2020-2030 requires all commercial transport operators to obtain and maintain a Pest Free Warrant (PFW) by 2024
This is to help reduce the risk of pest spread to the Hauraki Gulf Islands. The PFW assesses:
- how well you apply biosecurity measures
- how you communicate biosecurity requirements to your customers.
Pest Free Warrants are free and we are providing advice and support to businesses to achieve their warrants.
Benefits of a Pest Free Warrant
Having a warrant will:
- help you meet the standards set out in the Regional Pest Management Plan 2020-2030
- reduce the risk of pest invasion on the Hauraki Gulf Islands
- meet the condition for most Department of Conservation (DOC) concessions and wharf permits for the Hauraki Gulf Islands
- allow you to use the Pest Free Warrant logo to demonstrate your clean green commitment
- add your business to our biosecurity-friendly list.
How to get a warrant
Meet the conditions
Find out if you are eligible and check if your operation meets the Pest Free Warrant conditions:
Send in your application form
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. Once we've received your application, we will make an appointment to inspect and assess your operation.
Assessing your operation
Our biosecurity staff will book a free inspection of your operation at least two weeks in advance.
The inspection looks at how well you apply biosecurity measures to your direct operation and how well you communicate biosecurity requirements to your customers.
What happens next
If you successfully meet all biosecurity requirements at the initial inspection, you will receive a Pest Free Warrant for the next 12 months.
The warrant is subject to interim monitoring checks during the year.
Training and support
Biosecurity staff members from Auckland Council and DOC are available to help your business achieve the best results regarding biosecurity.
We offer initial and ongoing support in setting up your Pest Free Warrant. With our pest detection dog-handler teams, we can offer inspections of customers and your vessels to ensure no pests are being transported.
Other permits you may need
You may also need one of the following permits to undertake commercial activities on DOC managed public conservation land.
- Concession: This DOC permit allows you to undertake commercial activities such as guided walking on public conservation land. You are required to have a Pest Free Warrant for most DOC concessions for the Hauraki Gulf Islands.
- Wharf use permit: This permit allows commercial boat operators to use DOC-managed wharves in the Hauraki Gulf. As with concessions, you are required to have a Pest Free Warrant for wharf use permits for the Hauraki Gulf Islands.
You can discuss these options with our biosecurity advisor during the PFW process.
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