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.

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  • 6 October 2017

    Cactus Month is an annual event that takes place during the month of November.

  • 29 September 2017

    This page provides information about the Rangelands Cell Fencing Program, a grant funding program to support pastoral groups to build exclusion fencing to keep out wild dogs.

  • 5 September 2017

    Citrus gall wasp is a pest that affects all citrus species. Citrus tree owners are encouraged to implement control measures on their property to reduce the threat to the citrus industry in Western

  • 28 August 2017

    A pest risk assessment of pests with reported occurrences in Australia but which have not established in Western Australia (WA) found 45 pests that were considered priority pest threats to the viti

  • 18 October 2017

    The Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has confirmed the detection of Dickeya dianthicola in seed potatoes and dormant dahlia tubers in Western Au

  • 6 October 2017

    The European wasp is considered one of the worst wasps in the world - harmful to people, our outdoor lifestyles and to our horticultural and agricultural industries.

  • 16 October 2017

    The border controls outlined below for Johne’s disease (JD) susceptible stock entering Western Australia were implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (now the Depar

  • 20 October 2017

    This web page provides a summary of the key points about how the Johne's Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) applies to Western Australian cattle producers.

  • 22 August 2017

    Join us on a mission to uncover the secret lives of pests inside your pantry!

  • 1 August 2017

    Wild dogs (including dingoes, feral/escaped domestic dogs and their hybrids) cause stock losses and prey on native wildlife.

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