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

  • The Tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) has had significant market access implications for many Western Australian commodities.

  • This page lists the application for various permits regarding the management and control of declared vertebrate pests, as well as applications for the assessment of keeping and importing vertebrate

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development - Agriculture and Food (DPIRD) 2018-19 fees and charges for biosecurity services will

  • Pursuant to section 44 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (the Act) the Director General of Agriculture and Food granted temporary approval for new and alternative requ

  • Panama disease Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is considered one of the most destructive diseases of banana plants worldwide.

  • In Western Australia, any movement of stock from any area (both interstate and intrastate) other than a cattle tick free area requires approved tick treatment, supervised inspection and clearance c

  • Panama disease Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is considered one of the most destructive diseases of banana plants worldwide. It is caused by the soil-borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.

  • Queensland fruit fly (Qfly, Bactrocera tryoni) is native to Australia.

  • Browsing ant, Lepisiota frauenfeldi is an ant-eating species that forms super-colonies that can displace native ant species and most other invertebrates in the area of infestation.

  • Blueberry rust is a plant disease caused by the fungus Thekopsora minima, which affects a range of plants in the Ericaceae family, including blueberries, cranberries and rhododendrons.

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