Biosecurity & quarantine

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) works with primary industries to safeguard our agricultural resources from biological threats and to maintain our export opportunities.

The State’s reputation is underpinned by a comprehensive biosecurity and quarantine system, developed and operated by DAFWA.

DAFWA is involved with:

  • creation of surveillance and diagnostic programs
  • animal and plant risk assessments
  • importing and exporting requirements
  • creating mechanisms to respond to incursions
  • livestock movement and identification
  • development and maintenance of biosecurity and quarantine legislation.

To find out more about what we do to protect agricultural production and export opportunities within the State please search our website.

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  • 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

  • The Department of  Primary Industries and Regional Development, through Quarantine WA, enforces quarantine laws that must be considered if you plan to move to WA.

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) maintains animal health surveillance and disease control programs to support Western Australia's high animal health status.

  • Early identification of important invasive and native problematic ants within Western Australia is critical to achieving successful control and preventing invasive ant species from gaining a footho

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