Recognised Biosecurity Groups Contacts

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The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act), provides for the establishment of Recognised Biosecurity Groups (RBGs).

Recognised Biosecurity Groups (RBGs) provide a mechanism under the BAM Act to enable landholders and managers to develop a coordinated approach to control and manage declared pests in their area. RBGs supports and compliments activities that individual landholders and managers are required to do to meet their legal obligations to control declared pests on their land.

The objectives of RBGs are:

  • to foster the control of declared pests throughout the area via the formulation, implementation, and review of appropriate management plans and programs
  • to encourage integration, coordination and general collaboration of all area stakeholders in pest management matters
  • to promote the adoption of sound biosecurity practices throughout the area generally

Each Recognised Biosecurity Group operates across a number of local governments, although not all local governments in Western Australia have a RBG operating in their area.

Refer to the RBGs in WA page for the local government areas covered by each group, and which RBGs have a declared pest rate being raised in their area. 

RBGs in the Rangelands 

Carnarvon Rangelands Biosecurity Association

Chair: Justin Steadman

Executive Officer: David Blood


Mob: 0488 005 084

CRBA covers the following shires: Carnarvon, Exmouth, Murchison, Upper Gascoyne and Shark Bay.

Kimberley Rangelands Biosecurity Association

Chair: Mike Shaw

Executive Officer: Dick Pasfield


Mob: 0418 959 832

KRBA covers the following shires: Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Halls Creek and Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Goldfields-Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Association

Chair: Trevor Hodshon

Executive Officer: Ross Wood


Mob: 0439 918 492

GNRBA covers the following shires: Coolgardie, Dundas, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Leonara, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku, Sandstone and Wiluna.

Meekatharra Rangelands Biosecurity Association

Chair: Ashley Dowden

Executive Officer: Geoff Brooks


Mob: 0499 343 828

MRBA covers the following shires: Cue, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet and Yalgoo.

Pilbara Regional Biosecurity Group

Chair: Ian Hayes

Executive Officer: Bill Currans


Mob: 0488 383 449

PRBG covers the following shires: Ashburton, East Pilbara, Karratha and Post Hedland. 

RBGs in the agricultural areas 

Blackwood Biosecurity Inc (BBI)

Chair: Adrian Smith

Executive Officer: Sheila Howat


Mob: 0475 774 558

BBI covers the following shires: Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Donnybrook-Balingup (covers the southern half of the shire bounded by Grimwade, Mullalyup and Wilga West), Nannup and West Arthur.

Central Wheatbelt Biosecurity Association

Chair: Ricky Storer

Executive Officer: Linda Vernon


Mob: 0473 163 050

CWBA's area covers the following shires; Dalwallinu, Koorda, Morawa and Perenjori.

Eastern Wheatbelt Biosecurity Group

Chair: Stuart Putt

Executive Officer: Lisa O’Neil


Mob: 0455 724 848

EWBG's area covers the following shires; Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Nungarin, Trayning, Westonia and Yilgarn.

Esperance Biosecurity Association

Chair: Scott Pickering

Executive Officer: Linda McCrae


EBA's area covers the shire of; Esperance.

Leschenault Biosecurity Group

Chair: Morrie Goodz

Executive Officer: Katrina Zeehandelaar-Adams


Mob: 0488 991 352

LBG's area covers the following shires; City of Bunbury, Capel, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup (covers the northern half of Donnybrook-Balingup, but excluding the localities of Grimwade, Mullalyup and Wilga West).

Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group

Chair: Vaughan Byrd

Executive Officer: Jonelle Cleland


PHBG's area covers the following local government areas; Harvey, Mandurah, Murray, Serpentine-Jarradale and Waroona.

Northern Biosecurity Group

Chair (interim): Jason Batten

Executive Officer (interim): Marieke Jansen


Mob: 0427 898 160

NBG's area covers the following shires; Chapman Valley, Greater Geraldton and Northampton.

Southern Biosecurity Group

Chair: Karyn Tuckett 

Executive Officer: Kylie Fletcher


SBG operates in the Shire of Ravensthorpe.

Carnarvon Growers Association

Executive officer: Ian Foxley


Mob: 0418 353 171



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