Biosecurity Blitz

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The Biosecurity Blitz is an annual event which runs during October - November each year. 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 Western Australia over a month. Your reporting efforts will help protect Western Australia's agri-food industries and the natural environment from harmful exotic pests.

To participate, get outside and report pests to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) using one of our mobile apps MyPestGuide™ Reporter, PestFax Reporter or WA PestWatch. If you don’t have a smartphone, no worries! There are online portals for each app.

The information you collect is vital in enabling DPIRD to calculate the probability of WA’s freedom from certain exotic pests or diseases. This information helps ensure the ongoing sale of WA produce to overseas markets. It will also help the State of the Environment's reporting on Australia wide invasive species.

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

The Biosecurity Blitz is run by the MyPestGuide™ team, a part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences project funded by Royalties for Regions and led by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.