5. Notice of intention to bring consignment into State
(1) A person shall not bring into the State from elsewhere any coat, fodder, machinery, sack, seed, wool pack or restricted animal without first giving to the Protection Board written notice in the form of Form 1 in the Schedule of his intention to do so.
(2) The notice referred to in subregulation (1) shall ¾
(a) include a declaration stating that to the best of the declarant's knowledge and belief the consignment is free from declared plants and that the property or properties or places from which the consignment originates are free from declared plants; and
(b) sufficiently identify the consignment and state ¾
(i) the nature and number of the animals or things comprised in the consignment;
(ii) the name and address of the owner;
(iii) in the case of sheep, goats or other restricted animals (if appropriate), the date of last shearing;
(iv) the method of transport, the date and place of proposed importation, the name and address of the consignee, and the destination in Western Australia; and
(v) whether any or which agent has authority to act on behalf of the intending importer.
(3) The notice referred to in subregulation (1) shall be given by the owner of, or the person importing, or an agent authorised by the owner or person importing, the coat, fodder, machinery, sack, seed, wool pack or restricted animal and the declaration required by subregulation (2)(a) shall be made by the same person as gives the notice.
(4) (a) The original signed notice and declaration shall accompany the consignment but, subject to paragraph (b), a copy of the signed notice and declaration shall be delivered to an inspector at the place of entry into Western Australia at least 7 days prior to the day of proposed entry.
(b) If the place of entry is at a permanently manned checkpoint, the period of notice shall be 48 hours or, in urgent circumstances, such lesser period as is agreed by the inspector.
(5) Where a person intends to bring or receive into the State from elsewhere a restricted animal, the original of the notice and declaration shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by an inspector of the Department of Agriculture in the State from which the animal was consigned stating that he has examined the animal and found it to be free of declared plants and that to the best of his knowledge the property from which the animal originated is also free of declared plants, and each copy of the notice and declaration shall be accompanied by a copy of that certificate.
(6) The certificate required by subregulation (5) shall be in the form of the reverse of Form 1 in the Schedule and shall be valid only for a period of 14 days from the date of issue unless an extension of its validity, for a period not exceeding 21 days, has been approved by the Protection Board.
[Regulation 5 amended in Gazette 7 Jan 1983 p. 35; 3 Aug 1984 p. 2333; 18 Oct 1991 p. 5325.]