Quarantine Plant Service
Have you found a plant or plants that you want to buy on ebay or other online nurseries but live in WA, Tas or NT? Are you moving to WA, Tas or NT and have a special plant or plant collection that you want to take with you?
Home of Houseplants is accredited with Biosecurity SA to chemical treat and ship permitted plants into Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. We are proud to advise that since gaining accreditation in early 2018, we processed and treated hundreds of plants for customers who have purchased plants from our website and have had 100% success in meeting quarantine requirements for each of these State, which means we have never had a plant rejected.
We are now expanding our service to customers beyond our website, who have existing plants or plants they wish to purchase from other sellers that require ICA-29 treatment and accreditation in order to ship to WA, Tas and NT.
Home of Houseplants is able to receive shipment of your plants, chemically treat in accordance with ICA-29 requirements, with accredited fungicides and pesticides. The plant/s will then be bare rooted and the root ball wrapped in moist paper towel and aluminium foil, before being bubbled wrapped and inserted into a postal tube or box, depending on the size of the plant or plants in question. A copy of the Plant Health Assurance Certificate will also be affixed to the exterior of your parcel.
Home of Houseplants will also provide a Plant Health Assurance Certificate to Biosecurity authorities in advance of your plant/s arriving at Hobart, Darwin or Perth airports. Your plants will be inspected by biosecurity officers upon arrival before being returned to the postal system for delivery.
Western Australian customers will incur a minimum $66 per 15 min inspection fee. This will be invoiced separately by Biosecurity WA and is in addition to any fees charged by Home of Houseplants. At the present time, no inspection fees are charged by Biosecurity Tasmania or Biosecurity Northern Territory, however this subject to change without notice.
Home of Houseplants accepts no liability for any damage sustained to plants during the process of chemically treating your plants or shipping them to the desired destination. This is particularly important if you are considering purchasing a plant from another online seller and having it posted to Home of Houseplants for chemical treatment before sending on to the final destination. In these cases we recommend you contact us directly to discuss your particular requirements in advance of any impending purchase. While most plants cope well with the chemical treatment process, there is a risk that your plant may not, or may deteriorate temporarily from such treatment. There is also a risk incurred with shipping plants via Australia Post. Home of Houseplants does not accept any liability or compensate any damage sustained as a result of postage.
Home of Houseplants charges $20 per plant for this service, in addition to postage costs.