Importing animals

Many animals, including livestock, birds, fish, insects and native animals and even some pets can carry exotic pests and diseases that could pose a biosecurity threat to Western Australia. Many entry conditions are applied to these animals, animal feed and their bedding. Some animals are also prohibited into Western Australia while others may require import and keeping permits to be issued prior to import. Most animals are subject to quarantine inspection on arrival in Western Australia and birdseed, fodder and bedding will require removal from cages. Please see the related articles on this page for advice on importing animals and associated products into Western Australia from other states and territories of Australia.

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  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) Quarantine WA service is here to support individuals and businesses as they pursue their activities, while ensuring our borde

  • 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

  • Under biosecurity legislation, any item that poses a biosecurity risk should be referred to quarantine inspectors for assessment.

  • 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

  • Border controls and movement requirements apply when importing livestock from interstate into Western Australia.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) fees and charges for biosecurity services comes into effect on 1 July each year* to enable DPIRD to continue to provide essenti

  • Western Australia is free of some diseases that are endemic to other areas in Australia.

  • 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

  • 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