Emergency response

Under State Emergency Management arrangements the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is the Hazard Management Agency (HMA) for emergency management of significant:

  • animal pest or disease
  • plant pest or disease.

DPIRD has a lead role in emergency prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

Depending on the type and severity, an outbreak could cause significant damage to property, the environment and harm humans and industry.

Under the State Emergency Management Policy statement 5.9.7, DPIRD also has the role and responsibility for coordinating animal welfare services in emergencies as outlined in the State Support Plan - Animal Welfare in Emergencies (interim).

Articles

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development detected Red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) at two adjoining tenanted properties at Fremantle Ports in November 2019.

  • The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (known as DRFWA) commenced as of 1 November 2018 and provide a range of measures designed to help those within disaster affected communities.

  • Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) is one of the world’s worst fruit pests, attacking a wide range of fruits, and some fruiting vegetables and ornamental plants.

  • Measures approved by the Department’s Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer for commercially produced host fruit or plants moved from the wider quarantine area to other areas within Western Australia, fo

  • The following fact sheets on heatwaves are available to help owners and carers of animals prepare for emergencies.

  • The following fact sheets on storms are available to help owners and carers of animals prepare for emergencies.

  • The following fact sheets on flood are available to help owners and carers of animals prepare for emergencies.

  • The following fact sheets on cyclone are available to help owners and carers of animals prepare for emergencies.

  • The following fact sheets on bushfires are available to help owners and carers of animals prepare for emergencies.

  • Ruồi đục quả Queensland (Qfly) đã được khẳng định phát hiện tại Coolbellup, tọa lạc tại Nam Perth.

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