Wildlife biosecurity

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) supports the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW), who are responsible for the management and care of native animals and birds in Western Australia, by investigating significant incidents of mortality and ill health in wildlife.

DAFWA aims to detect diseases, toxins and other processes occurring in wildlife that may affect human health, animal health, animal productivity, market access, food safety and biodiversity.


  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) maintains animal health surveillance and disease control programs to support Western Australia's high animal health status.

  • To the extent permitted by law, all dealings between the Department and the Submitting Party relating to the provision of the Testing Services are subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • Early recognition of disease is one of the most important factors influencing the control of disease and the reduction of its impact on industry and the community.

  • The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 requires that certain diseases must be reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) if they are kno

  •  ‘One Health’ is an internationally supported approach that recognises that the health and well-being of animals, people and the environment are closely linked and that international, national and