Administrative tools and requirements under the BAM Act

Page last updated: Tuesday, 11 August 2020 - 11:44am

Under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 and associated Regulations and Management Plans, the Director General of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has the authority to approve administrative tools like forms, design specifications or alternative measures or treatments to control a declared pest. 

Approvals and publications

The Director General may also determine certain matters such as import requirements for prescribed potential carriers entering Western Australia, movement requirements for prescribed potential carriers moving within Western Australia, and those potential carriers which do not, at present, require presentation for inspection upon entry into the state.

These matters are approved by the Director General rather than captured in the Regulations or Management Plans because it is anticipated that they will change from time to time. Changes to import and movement requirements will not be published without prior consultation.

The following are the forms, designs, alternative measures and intrastate movement requirements currently approved by the Director General:

Interstate import requirements are presently published via the Quarantine WA Import Requirements Search.

The Director General is also required to publish the lists of organisms declared by the Minister for Agriculture and Food under the BAM Act to be permitted (s11), prohibited (s12) or declared pests (s22(2)). The lists are published as the WA Organism List.