Importing to Western Australia

Western Australia (WA) remains relatively free of pests and diseases that adversely affect our agricultural industries and environment. This allows our primary producers easy access to worldwide markets.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, through Quarantine WA enforces strict biosecurity legislation, so please check for any restrictions that may apply before importing into the state. It may help to avoid goods being confiscated, a costly fine or even prosecution.

Refer to the below pages for further information on quarantine restrictions.


  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) Quarantine WA service operates border checkpoints as a first line of defence against incursions of unwanted pests, weeds and

  • All used agricultural, mining and earth-moving machinery or equipment arriving in Western Australia from other states and territories is inspected by the Department of Primary Industries and Region

  • Western Australia has in place conditions for the importation of seeds to avoid the introduction of pest and diseases into the State. This page summarises seed import requirements and conditions an

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) through Quarantine WA has the power to detain any goods that are deemed risk items or goods which are not accompanied by the co

  • Queensland fruit fly (Qfly, Bactrocera tryoni) is considered to be one of the most serious pests of fruit and vegetables in Australia.

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

  • This page lists the application for various permits regarding the import, management and control of declared vertebrate pests in Western Australia, as well as the assessment of new or unlisted vert

  • Information is provided on the requirements for importing and keeping regulated animals in Western Australia.

  • The Western Australian (WA) cattle tick control program is managed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to protect the viability of the cattle industry and safeg

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Quarantine WA service works hard to prevent the introduction of exotic pests, diseases and weeds found in other states and territorie


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