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

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 15 August 2016

    DDLS Seed Testing and Certification is responsible for administering the industry seed potato production schemes in Western Australia.

  • 20 November 2014

    A pest risk analysis of the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of live bee semen from other Australian states and territories into Western Australia was initiated by the Department o

  • 21 November 2016

    Feeding food scraps (also known as swill or prohibited pig feed) to pigs is illegal in Australia because it could result in the introduction of devastating diseases to pigs and other animals.

  • 12 March 2016

    Some of the world’s safest meat, milk and fibre products are produced here in Western Australia. WA farmers produce safe food by keeping their livestock free of harmful residues.

  • 24 November 2015

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) regulates stockfeed to safeguard animal and public health and to protect Australia’s market access for livestock produce.

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