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

  • 27 November 2014

    GrainGuard is a coordinated and cooperative strategic approach between the grain industry and the Western Australian Government.

  • 21 November 2016

    Following diagnosis or strong suspicion of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), state and territory governments will implement a livestock standstill across Australia, including in unaffected regions.

  • 4 February 2015

    Ground pearls are closely related to scale insects and can be serious pests of sugarcane and recreational turf.

  • 21 November 2016

    Photosensitisation is inflammation of the skin, and occasionally the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye.

  • 28 November 2016

    The Western Australian horse industry is committed to helping owners keep their horses and properties disease-free through the adoption of effective biosecurity measures.

  • 28 November 2016

    Pregnancy toxaemia and hypocalcaemia affect lambing ewe flocks and have similar signs but different causes.

  • 28 November 2016

    Salmonellosis of sheep is an infectious bacterial disease causing illness and death. It results from proliferation of salmonella bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and other organs.

  • 28 November 2016

    Scabby mouth is a viral disease of sheep and goats that causes scabs and pustules, usually around the mouth and face of affected animals.

  • 28 November 2016

    Selenium and vitamin E are essential in sheep diets, and work together to prevent and repair cell damage in the body.

  • 16 December 2015

    Classical rabies occurs in most parts of the world but is exotic to Australia. Biosecurity Australia has border strategies to minimise the risk of classical rabies entering Australia.

Filter by search

Filter by topic