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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  • Identification of livestock is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM (IMSA) Regulations].

  • When importing livestock into Western Australia, various inspection fees and laboratory testing costs may apply. Charges exist to maintain the quarantine inspection facilities at Kalgoorlie and Kun

  • This page lists the application for various permits regarding the import, management and control of declared vertebrate pests in Western Australia, as well as the assessment of new or unlisted vert

  • Strict movement requirements exist when importing livestock from interstate and/or overseas into Western Australia (WA).

  • Strict movement requirements exist when importing livestock from interstate and/or overseas into Western Australia (WA).

  • All pigs entering Western Australia must meet published import requirements and be accompanied by the relevant documentation.

  • Strict movement requirements exist when importing livestock from interstate and/or overseas into Western Australia (WA).

  • This page discusses the Sheep and Goat Industry Funding Scheme (Sheep and Goat IFS) that was established to address pest and disease threats relevant to the Western Australian (WA) sheep and goat i

  • This page provides information about three Industry Funding Schemes addressing pest and disease threats relevant to the grains/seed/hay, sheep/goat and cattle industries.

  • 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.

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