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

  • 7 April 2017

    Mastitis is the term for a bacterial infection of the udder. It is most common in ewes raising multiple lambs or with high milk production.

  • 11 April 2017

    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.

  • 12 April 2017

    Wild dogs (including dingoes, feral domestic dogs and their hybrids) are a major pest impacting on grazing industies in Western Australia.

  • 12 April 2017

    Big improvements in wild dog management and agricultural pest animal control have resulted from Royalties for Regions funds allocated in 2010 and 2011.

  • 12 April 2017

    Western Australia's State Barrier Fence plays an important role in preventing animal pests such as wild dogs from moving into the State's agricultural areas from pastoral areas in the east.

  • 12 April 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) proposes to extend the State Barrier Fence eastwards from its current termination point near Ravensthorpe, extending north around S

  • 12 April 2017

    A grower suvey and benefit cost analysis on the State Barrier Fence has demonstrated the positive impact the fence is having on wild dog management.

  • 12 April 2017

    This article contains the booklet '1080 landholder information' and provides a general summary of a landholder’s obligations under the code of practice for the saf

  • 12 April 2017

    Strychnine is a highly poisonous substance that can only be used for control of pest emus and wild dogs.

  • 12 April 2017

    Most bait products registered for use on wild dogs in WA use sodium fluoroacetate (1080) as their active ingredient. Landholders have certain obligations under the code of practice for the safe use

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