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

  • 14 June 2016

    Mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) is a serious pest of mango fruit.

  • 26 September 2014

    Citrophilus mealybug (Pseudococcus calceolariae) is an exotic pest to Western Australia.

  • 25 November 2016

    This initiative has been designed to ensure that the latest information on biosecurity in Western Australia is easily accessible.

  • 5 May 2016

    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 communit

  • 9 September 2016

    A list of current Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 management plans in Western Australia.

  • 9 December 2016

    Mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) is an exotic pest to Western Australia.

  • 17 June 2016

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

  • 13 September 2016

    This page contains information about the Grains, Seeds and Hay Industry Funding Scheme (Grains, Seeds and Hay IFS) that was established to address biosecurity threats relevant to the Western Austra

  • 13 September 2016

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

  • 25 November 2016

    Are you a small landholder who owns cattle, sheep, horses, goats, buffalo, deer, pigs, alpacas or llamas?

    Do you only own one of these animals that you regard as a pet?

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