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.


  • 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

  • 14 December 2016

    Where reports are not available for download, copies can be made available on request. Refer to the contact details below.

  • 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?

  • 21 November 2016

    Many Western Australians are drawn to the alpaca's versatility and the low impact they have on the natural environment.

  • 15 November 2016

    This webpage provides a summary of the research and development projects funded via the Cattle Industry Funding Scheme.

  • 18 January 2017

    Protecting Western Australian citrus orchards from pests and diseases that could significantly affect their production and therefore the availability of citrus is an important activity of growers,

  • 12 December 2016

    This page explains the differences between the European wasp (Vespula germanica) and the already established and widespread yellow paper wasp (Poliste

  • 25 August 2016

    Seed potato schemes do not have a standardised system for naming their stages of seed potato production which makes it difficult to compare schemes.

  • 16 August 2016

    DDLS Seed Testing and Certification (formally AGWEST Plant Laboratories) is a service area under the DAFWA Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - an amalgamation of DAFWA plant and animal laborato

  • 15 August 2016

    DDLS Seed Testing and Certification offers a wide range of tests to assess the quality of your seed.

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