Biosecurity & quarantine

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) works with primary industries to safeguard our agricultural resources from biological threats and to maintain our export opportunities.

The State’s reputation is underpinned by a comprehensive biosecurity and quarantine system, developed and operated by DAFWA.

DAFWA is involved with:

  • creation of surveillance and diagnostic programs
  • animal and plant risk assessments
  • importing and exporting requirements
  • creating mechanisms to respond to incursions
  • livestock movement and identification
  • development and maintenance of biosecurity and quarantine legislation.

To find out more about what we do to protect agricultural production and export opportunities within the State please search our website.

Articles

  • 28 October 2015

    The Insect Collection database (ICDb) is a catalogue of the Department of Agriculture and Food Insect Reference Collection (about 200 000 specimens).

  • 25 October 2016

    The European wasp, Vespula germanica, is considered the world's worst social wasp and has the potential to become a greater pest in Western Australia (WA) than anywhere else in the world.

  • 24 November 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) Quarantine WA service works hard to prevent the introduction of exotic pests, diseases and weeds found in other states and territ

  • 30 June 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) Quarantine WA service is here to support individuals and businesses as they pursue their activities, while ensuring our borders a

  • 29 August 2014

    The Western Australian grain storage industry is focused on sealed storage and fumigation to achieve the federally mandated ‘nil tolerance’ for live insects in exports.

  • 13 September 2016

    When using pesticides the importance of producing ‘clean food’ while protecting human health and the environment is paramount. 

  • 1 August 2016

    If you’re moving or want to export goods to another state or territory, the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's Quarantine WA service can help you with information and certifica

  • 21 October 2016

    Western Australian grain growers are urged to check cereal crops and grassy weeds for aphids and damage symptoms following the detection of the exotic Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia)

  • 25 June 2014

    Mites of the Tetranychidae family (commonly known as spider mites) include some important pests of economic concern to agriculture and forestry.

  • 5 May 2016

    It has been estimated that between one quarter and one third of the world grain crop is lost each year during storage. Much of this is due to insect attack.

Pages

Filter by search

Filter by topic