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

  • 9 December 2016

    Citrus black spot is caused by the fungus Guignardia citricarpa. It is not known to occur in Western Australia, but is found in other parts of Australia.

  • 8 August 2014

    Some aquatic plants used in ponds and aquariums are highly invasive and have become serious weeds in natural waterways.

  • 10 October 2016

    Codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is a serious pest of apples and other pome fruit and has the potential to cause severe crop losses. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.

  • 9 December 2016

    Pink disease (Erythricium salmonicolor) is a serious pest of citrus that can affect entire limbs and/or kill trees. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.

  • 9 December 2016

    Pink disease (Erythricium salmonicolor) is an exotic pest to Western Australia. It is a serious disease of citrus than can result in yield losses due to limb and tree death.

  • 29 August 2016

    Western Australian honey is among the best in the world.

  • 30 November 2016

    These biosecurity guidelines for bird events are designed to assist event organisers and participants to manage the risk of disease spread among birds at shows, sales, displays, competitions and ra

  • 9 December 2016

    Dry rot (Eremothecium coryli) is a serious pest of citrus that can affect fruit palatability and citrus rootstock seed production. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.

  • 9 December 2016

    Dry rot (Eremothecium coryli) is an exotic pest to Western Australia.

  • 18 January 2017

    Phomopsis cane and leaf spot is caused by the fungus Phomopsis viticola which is a prohibited organism in Western Australia.

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