Accredited certifiers for cattle tick

Accredited certifiers are trained and authorised by legislation to certify the cattle tick status of livestock. They may be used when moving livestock between cattle tick zones or verifying the effectiveness of an eradication program in the free zone.

Accredited certifiers can issue biosecurity certificates and may inspect and/or treat livestock in order to verify a tick free status. Inspection and treatments may be performed on property or at a clearing facility. On property inspection and treatments will allow livestock to be certified at their place of origin and moved directly to their destination.

The biosecurity manual (PDF, 1MB) outlines the procedures to be followed by an accredited certifier when certifying the cattle tick status of livestock. Biosecurity certificates will only be issued if the accredited certifier is satisfied that the 'risk minimisation requirements' outlined in the manual have been met and that the livestock are tick free.

Becoming an accredited certifier

To become an accredited certifier you will need to complete training and have the necessary expertise and experience to be appointed. Accredited certifiers will be granted accreditation by the Chief Executive of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and undergo annual audits. There are fees associated with becoming an accredited certifier. Accreditation could be cancelled at any time if the service you provide is deemed to not meet the necessary requirements.

To find out more about the training and necessary requirements to become an accredited certifier please call Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

Contacting an accredited certifier in your district

Location Contact Phone number
Beaudesert Garth Weatherall 0438 793 100
Julia Creek Scott Zadow 0437 342 296
Julia Creek Clifford Fitchett 0429 095 868
Richmond Richmond Saleyard Services Pty Ltd 0447 625 359
Lachlan Corliss 0400 074 303
Rebecca Flute
Richmond Robert Fox 0429 493 258
Richmond A&J McClymont / Darren Gillatt 0447 769 339
Hughenden Flinders Livestock Services
Mark Peddle 0439 070 582
Leah Peddle 0428 779 107
Prairie Donna Rankine 0427 415 141
Pentland Robert Hollingsworth (07) 4787 6415
Charters Towers Charters Towers Regional Council (07) 4761 5300
0427 875 638
Charters Towers Philipson Holdings Pty Ltd 0459 731 504
Sugarbag Sugarbag (Qld) Pty Ltd t/a Sugarbag Yards 0428 833 414
Brian Henry
Gracemere Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd 0409 495 715
Leonard Coombs 0427 371 034
Marlborough Amelia Rae 0407 167 411
Proserpine Roslyn Standerwick 0478 627 133
Alpha Barcaldine Regional Council (07) 4651 5600
John Fisher
Alpha Alexander Hinrichsen 0459 534 164
Aramac Greg Boyd 0427 513 324
Clermont Isaac Regional Council 1300 472 227
Clermont Jane Shelvey 0438 219 313
Clermont Kyle Cormack 0403 248 307
Clermont Kerri Doessel 0457 226 033
Clermont RB&KD Hughes
Scott Whatmore 0417 216 920
Moranbah Simon Camm 0419 745 007
Emerald Central Highlands Regional Council (07) 4982 1402
Brenton Watterson 0409 065 455
Springsure Kira Joy McKee 0429 964 113
Springsure North Australian Pastoral Company Pty Ltd 0429 415 177
Jason Collins
Rolleston Herb Tyson (07) 4984 3134
0429 709 302
Moura Elders Rural Services (07) 4997 1933
Tom Cuskelly 0428 971 827
Moura Hourn and Bishop Pty Ltd (07) 4997 2227
Moura James Stanton 0416 100 558
Cracow Mal Walker 0427 571 919
Thangool Brett Krafft 0448 768 058
Mulgindie LA Penney 0407 736 648
Biggenden Burnett Livestock & Realty (07) 4127 1277
Taroom Doug Stuart (07) 4628 6236
0428 286 235
Eidsvold Michael Dingle 0408 986 811
Eidsvold Sam Boyle 045 795 9621
Eidsvold Anthony Hair 0427 651 131
Auburn Bennett Family Trust
Justin Potter 0427 842 431
Mundubbera Mark Berthelsen 0408 731 330
Mundubbera Anja Schmidt 0405 820 102
Mundubbera Jake Dingle 0400 656 120
Boondooma AJ & AL Briggs (07) 4168 0202
Proston Karla Grimes 0400 149 549
Boondooma Weber & Scanlon 0488 680 276
Tony Scanlon
Hivesville Ian Sainsbury 0408 771 038
Murgon Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd 0427 580 732
Shane Thackeray
Gympie James Cochrane 0438 843 166
Wondai Damon Kaluder (07) 4169 0035
Kingaroy Elliot Livestock 0438 847 866
Rick Elliott
Kingaroy South Burnett Regional Council 0418 477 096
Tiffany Hunt
Kingaroy Grant Daniel and Long Pty Ltd
Brad Cavanagh 0428 176 062
Ryan Sullivan 0407 176 062
Will Loudon (Miles) 0459 149 890
Kingaroy Aussie Land & Livestock Pty Ltd (07) 4162 2233
James Bredhauer 0427 549 373
Corey Evans 0427 233 999
Kingaroy WJ Steffensen 0429 645 545
Wengenville Shane Cullen 0429 646 129
Cooyar Brianna Barron 0429 926 777
Cooyar Simon Otto (07) 4163 9143
0407 580 154
Cooyar Matt Ryan 0427 581 698
Crows Nest Stark Contracting Pty Ltd 0439 606 686
Natasha Stark
Crows Nest Raymond Weis 0400 898 648
Crows Nest Geoff Trost 0418 182 296
Crows Nest Peter Hemmings 0459 791 451
Thornville Wayne Schefe (07) 4692 6101
Highfields Ian Sainsbury 0408 771 0385
Toowoomba Wilson J Millar 0416 070 645
Flagstone Creek AAM Operations Pty Ltd 0427 580 734
Helidon Anthony and Linda Smoothy (07) 4697 7228
Durong Kylie Millican 0458 748 333
Yamala Darren Seibel 0438 617 184
Nanango Graem Brown (07) 4164 2320
Laidley Mark Bauer 0439 675 115
Aratula Aratula Cattle Tick Inspection Services (07) 5463 8368
Robert Pellagreen 0427 133 388
Boonah Julie R Springthorpe 0427 993 266
Rosevale Myrelle Christensen< 0448 365 937
Warwick Lindsay Goodwin 0402 071 374