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.

Articles

  • Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) are a newly approved method of deploying 1080 to wild canids (foxes and wild dogs) in Western Australia. 

  • Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is a wood-boring pest that usually targets deciduous hardwood trees such as elm, willow, poplar, maple and a variety of fruit trees.

  • Brucellosis is an economically important bacterial disease of animals that can also affect people.

  • DDLS - Plant pathology (formerly part of AGWEST Plant Laboratories) is a service area under the Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS). 

  • This page lists the application for various permits regarding the management and control of declared vertebrate pests, as well as applications for the assessment of keeping and importing vertebrate

  • A key component of live animal exports is the health certification that demonstrates to the importing country that the livestock meet market requirements.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development conducts a surveillance program for ewe abortion and newborn lamb deaths to assist sheep producers to identify the cause of abortions a

  • DAFWA places a high priority on emergency preparedness and response to safeguard our agricultural industries.

  • Sweet potato weevil Cylas formicarius (Fabricius) is the most serious pest of sweet potato, not only in the United States, but around the world.

  • Annual Reports for each Recognised Biosecurity Group in Western Australia are provided below.

Filter by search

Filter by topic