The MyPestGuide Suite

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The MyPestGuide app is part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences project, led by DAFWA and made possible by Royalties for Regions.

The app allows users to report pests such as insects, weeds, diseases and animals to the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA). Experts will identify your pest, reply back to your device and map it online.

MyPestGuide was developed with funds from the Royalties for Regions and Council of Grain Grower Organisations.

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Add, view and archive your reports online


There is a MyPestGuide reporting tool for everyone

By using MyPestGuide you will be supporting your local community, defending Western Australia’s agriculture industry and protecting the natural environment from unusual, damaging or suspected exotic pests.

The information gathered by MyPestGuide will be used to infer Western Australia’s freedom from pests and diseases. Reporting any unfamiliar pests found in paddocks to pantries will protect our valuable environment and food and help maintain access to overseas trading markets thus sustaining our enviable standard of living and securing employment across the supply chain for many industries.

So, sign up and become a participant in the new monitoring and pest surveillance community today!

By doing this you can connect directly with the farming community, help improve on-farm biosecurity, have fun reporting and learn about species in your local area and have a great excuse to get outdoors.

For more information please email MyPestGuide


MyPestGuide - Reporter


A photographic reporting tool for everyone which lets users take up to four photos, map their pest observations and communicate directly with the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia.
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MyPestGuide - Crops

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This tool allows users to search through a database of 202 pests by crop type, damage, pest type and size. The app provides high resolution photos to aid in the identification of crop pests.
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MyPestGuide - Grapes

Google Play store


This is a similar identification tool for pests releating to grapes. The app contains 138 grape pests and diseases and can be filtered by organism type, damage, pest type and size.
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MyPestGuide - Diseases

Google Play store



This tool helps in the identification of crop diseases. The diseases can be filtered by crop type, plant part affected, damage and pathogen type.
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Who we are

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.

This app was created and designed by Rob Emery and Darryl Hardie with support from the MyPestGuide project team.

The app was developed and coded by Nicolas Garel from ngperceptive.

MyPestGuide was developed to encourage users to report observations of any common, unusual or suspected exotic pests.


Contact us

We welcome all comments and suggestions from the user community.

Email us or send us a report with your comments included in the text boxes.

Alternatively, call the Pest and Disease Surveillance team on 1800 084 881

Head office:
Department of Agriculture and Food
3 Baron-Hay Court
South Perth WA 6151

Department of Agriculture and Food
Locked Bag 4
Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983

Sometimes pests require formal identification by an expert. Information on how to collect a specimen, where to send it and the precautions to consider before collecting specimens are found on the PADIS site.

Contact information

Rob Emery
+61 (0)8 9368 3247
Rosalie McCauley
+61 (0)8 9368 3787
Laura Fagan
+61 (0)8 9368 3212
Page last updated: Monday, 27 February 2017 - 3:17pm