Declared animal pests

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Many non-native or introduced exotic animals (mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians) have established feral populations in Western Australia, and have become pests as they cause damage to agriculture and the environment.

These animals may become declared pests under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) and associated Regulations 2013. Some of these declared pests, with links to further information, are listed below.

Permits issued under the BAM Act are required to import and keep exotic animals in WA, except for exempt animals such as stock and common domestic pets. Refer to the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's importing and keeping (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians) web page for more information on permits and requirements.

The keeping of WA native animals is managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) who issue permits for importing and keeping. Refer to the DPaW licences and permits web page for more information.

Below are some of the animals which are declared pests in WA under the BAM Act.