Emergency response

Under State Emergency Management arrangements the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) is the Hazard Management Agency (HMA) for emergency management of significant:

  • animal pest or disease
  • plant pest or disease.

DAFWA 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.

Articles

  • Following extensive surveillance throughout the north-west at the end of 2018, which showed no additional detections of citrus canker, residents in the Restricted Areas in Kununurra and Wyndham can

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has been conducting a three and a half-year project to strengthen the State’s biosecurity defences and underpin efforts by indu

  • Queensland fruit fly is not present in Western Australia, but is occasionally detected and requires an eradication response to contain and prevent further spread.

  • Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is not found in Australia, but pose a high biosecurity risk due to their tendency to hitchhike in sea cargo and their highly mobile nature.

  • As a livestock owner, you need to be prepared, and have good plans to manage animals during a fire and in the recovery period. It is your responsibility to care for your animals' welfare.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has taken action to protect Western Australia’s citrus growers from the threat of citrus canker following confirmation that the disease

  • The new Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements have commenced and are referred to as the DRFAWA in Western Australia.

  • Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) has been successfully eradicated from Perth's Alfred Cove suburb.

  • DDLS charges for the services it provides. Each laboratory report includes a cost advice summary with a breakdown of the individual test charges and a separate agency tax invoice for payment.

  • Early recognition of disease is one of the most important factors influencing the control of disease and the reduction of its impact on industry and the community.

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