Biosecurity Blitz

Page last updated: Thursday, 15 October 2020 - 5:09pm

The Biosecurity Blitz is an annual event that runs from 19 October - 16 November. It is an opportunity to join in and help discover as many interesting or damaging pests (animals, insects, diseases, weeds and aquatic pests) as possible across your State or Territory. Your efforts to report will help protect Australia's agri-food industries and the natural environment from harmful exotic pests.

To participate, get a mobile phone or a camera and look in your pantry, backyard, local park or favourite fishing hole and report your findings to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) using one of our mobile apps e.g. MyPestGuide™ Reporter or PestFax Reporter. If you don’t have a smartphone, no worries! There is an online portal to create and send in your reports, as well as view the shared discoveries reported by the MyPestGuideTM surveillance community .

Sign up

Sign up to the Biosecurity Blitz newsletter to receive a weekly compilation of the best and most interesting reports and keep up to date with the blitz as it happens! 

Everyone can take part

The Biosecurity Blitz is open to everybody, including industry and government staff who have an interest in surveillance activities and the environment. 

Join us and celebrate the sixth Biosecurity Blitz and International Year of Plant Health (IYPH2020)! 

Help raise global awareness – show the world how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.

Challenge yourself and celebrate the IYPH2020 by signing up to our NEW Biosecurity Blitz challenges.

The MyPestGuide team shares the same goal as Taxonomy Australia - to document all species in Australia and we ask those who might be interested in providing their expertise to join our network of diagnosticians.

New challenges and more fun activities