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

  • 8 March 2017

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

  • 9 March 2017

    Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) has been detected on commercial cucurbit properties in Kununurra, Carnarvon, Geraldton and Perth.

  • 9 March 2017

    DAFWA's Ewe abortion and newborn lamb deaths surveillance program helps sheep producers identify the cause of abortions and newborn lamb losses in their flocks.

  • 13 March 2017

    Chickens can be a great asset to any small landholding. They provide eggs, control insects and weeds, fertilise orchards, eat kitchen scraps and loosen soil while scratching.

  • 13 March 2017

    Melioidosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which can affect animals and humans.

  • 13 March 2017

    The European wasp, Vespula germanica, is considered the world's worst social wasp and has the potential to become a greater pest in Western Australia (WA) than anywhere else in the world.

  • 20 March 2017

    European house borer (EHB) Hylotrupes bajulus is a destructive pest of seasoned coniferous timber including pine, fir and spruce.

  • 20 March 2017

    Resolving the Critical Disease Threat to the Western Australian Cucurbit Industry research project is one of ten successful applications to receive funding from the Boosting Biosecurity Defences pr

  • 20 March 2017

    Simultaneous detection of all disease agents: Metagenomic diagnostics for screening and genotyping of pathogens in animals research project is one of ten successful applications to receive funding

  • 20 March 2017

    Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) is an infectious disease of cattle that can also affect other ruminants such as deer, sheep, goats and alpacas.

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