(1) If the Secretary reasonably suspects that an exotic pest or disease is present in any place within Victoria, the Secretary may by order published in the Government Gazette—
(a) declare that place to be an infected place; and
(b) specify any prohibitions, restrictions or requirements that are to operate in the infected place or part of the infected place.
(2) The order must identify the classes or description of any plant, plant product, used package, used equipment or earth material that are affected by it.
(3) If the Secretary is satisfied that any livestock or livestock product within the meaning of the Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 is a vector of an exotic pest or disease, the Secretary may specify in an order under subsection (1) any prohibitions, restrictions or requirements that are to operate in the infected place or part of the infected place with respect to that vector and the order must identify the classes or description of vector that are affected by the order.
(4) An order made under subsection (1) remains in force for a period of 21 days after the date of publication of the order in the Government Gazette, unless sooner revoked.
(5) A person must not contravene any prohibition, restriction or requirement specified in an order made under subsection (1).
Penalty: In the case of a natural person, 60 penalty units;
In the case of a body corporate, 300 penalty units.