Biosecurity

Biosecurity is fundamental for safeguarding our valuable agricultural resources against the threat and impacts of pests, weeds and diseases (pests).

Biosecurity is the management of the risk of animal and plant pests and diseases entering, emerging, establishing or spreading in Western Australia, to protect our economy, environment and the community.

To protect Western Australian agricultural industries from pests the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia:

  • Works with stakeholders to identify and manage biosecurity risks.
  • Develops legislation.
  • Establishes import controls.
  • Conducts inspections.
  • Provides quarantine services as required.

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

Articles

  • Cattle producers in the shires of Albany, Denmark and Plantagenet in Western Australia have the opportunity to join a new pilot SMS surveillance network for cattle diseases.

  • As part of Biosecurity Blitz 2018, the department is holding its first ever Agricultural College Challenge.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has removed all known citrus host material from Restricted Areas in Kununurra and Wyndham.

  • Early detection of emergency animal diseases (EADs) was one of eleven subprojects within the Boosting Biosecurity Defences project.  This project was inititally due to finish on June 30 2018, howev

  • As part of the successful Getting Value from Farm Data Networks grower group forum at Technology Park, Bentley, four high quality speakers presented to about 70 attendees.

  • The aim of the eConnected Grainbelt Project is to make a real difference to growers’ businesses and the grains industry.

  • The Northern Australia Biosecurity Surveillance (NABS) project is a coordinated surveillance program to enhance the early detection of exotic disease incursions and to provide sufficient surveillan

  • Queensland fruit fly is not present in Western Australia, but is occasionally detected and requires an eradication response to contain and prevent further spread.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has taken action to protect Western Australia’s citrus growers from the threat of citrus canker following confirmation that the disease

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has created the following guide to assist vets to collect appropriate samples during livestock disease investigations.

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