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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  • Border controls and movement requirements exist when importing livestock from interstate into Western Australia (WA).

  • Western Australia remains relatively free of pests and diseases that adversely affect our agricultural industries and environment.

  • 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 (WA) remains relatively free of pests and diseases that adversely affect our agricultural industries and environment.

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

  • 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

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) Quarantine WA service is here to support individuals and businesses as they pursue their activities, while ensuring our borders a

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) Quarantine WA service works hard to prevent the introduction of exotic pests, diseases and weeds found in other states and territ

  • Strict movement requirements exist when importing livestock from interstate and/or overseas into Western Australia (WA).

  • Strict movement requirements exist when importing livestock from interstate and/or overseas into Western Australia (WA).