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.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 21 September 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) through Quarantine WA has the power to detain any goods that are deemed risk items or goods which are not accompanied by the correc

  • 21 September 2017

    Plant post-entry quarantine (PEQ) services facilitate safe introduction of new germplasm from interstate and overseas.

  • 21 September 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) Quarantine WA service operates border checkpoints as a first line of defence against incursions of unwanted pests, weeds and dise


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