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

  • Anthrax is a bacterial disease of animals, most commonly seen in cattle, sheep and goats.

  • High priority invasive species are defined in the Invasive Species Plan for Western Australia as high risk species that can establish widely, and if so cause the most undesirable impact.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) is leading the development of a post-border surveillance and detection plan that meets the needs of Western Australia and is suppor

  • Screw worm fly is considered the most serious exotic pest threatening Australia's livestock industries and could cost up to $500 million a year in lost production and control measures if it entered

  • The Biosecurity Blitz is an annual event which runs from 18 - 30 September.

  • Surveillance and diagnosis for pests and diseases in the Western Australian grape industry is a transformational project aiming to boost the early detection of exotic pests and disease incursions a

  • Transforming Regional Biosecurity Response is part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences pr

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development - Agriculture and Food (DPIRD) 2017-18 fees and charges for biosecurity services will

  • Radish flea beetle (Phyllotreta chotanica Duvivier 1892) is present throughout Asia and feeds on the leaves of cruciferous crops such as cauliflower, cabbage, cress, bok choy, broccoli and

  • In Western Australia, all owners of livestock are legally required to register with the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) Brands Office. This includes beekeepers.

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