The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) works hard to prevent the introduction of exotic pests, diseases and weeds found in other states and territories of Australia.

DAFWA, through Quarantine WA is involved with:

  • Developing and maintaining biosecurity and quarantine legislation including importing requirements.
  • Providing information on export requirements.
  • Providing advice on quarantine matters or potential quarantine risk material.

Please refer to DAFWA’s Quarantine web pages for information on importing and exporting potential quarantine risks within Australia.

For information relating to overseas movements please contact the Federal Government’s Department of Agriculture in the first instance.


  • 18 July 2017

    White spot has been detected in Queensland. This disease is currently NOT in WA.

    White spot is a highly contagious viral infection that affects all crustaceans.

  • 16 August 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia’s (DAFWA) 2016-17 fees and charges for biosecurity services will come into effect on

  • 21 September 2017

    All livestock entering Western Australia are legally required to comply with the state's conditions of entry. Some stock are required undergo post-entry treatments, testing or inspections.

  • 16 May 2017

    Pursuant to section 44 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (the Act) the Director General of Agriculture and Food granted temporary approval for new and alternative requ

  • 6 September 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has commenced a three and a half-year project to strengthen the State’s biosecurity defences and underpin efforts by industry to ca

  • 21 September 2017

    The large volume of coastal cargo entering Western Australia from other states and territories poses an increasing risk to our state.

  • 7 February 2017

    Panama disease Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is considered one of the most destructive diseases of banana plants worldwide. It is caused by the soil-borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.

  • 4 January 2017

    In Western Australia, any movement of stock from any area (both interstate and intrastate) other than a cattle tick free area requires approved tick treatment, supervised inspection and clearance c

  • 11 April 2017

    Browsing ant, Lepisiota frauenfeldi is an ant-eating species that forms super-colonies that can displace native ant species and most other invertebrates in the area of infestation.

  • 21 September 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, through Quarantine WA, enforces quarantine laws that must be considered if you plan to move to WA.


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