Declared plant requirements

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This article covers general declared plant requirements for land owners/occupiers and other persons in Western Australia.

Declared plant requirements for land owners/occupiers and other persons

If a declared pest is found in the area land owners/occupiers and other persons must adhere to requirements under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 and its subsidiary legislation.

Declared pest category

The Western Australian Organism List (WAOL) contains information on the area(s) in which a pest is declared and the control and keeping categories to which it has been assigned in Western Australia (WA). Use the external links on this page to reach WAOL.

Requirements for land owners/occupiers and other persons

Requirements for organisms in category 1 (C1) exclusion and category 2 (C2) eradication in an area:

Requirement Recommendations

Introduction of the plant or its seeds into, or movement within this area is prohibited.

Mark the location of the pest in such a way that it can be found again.

Report the presence or suspected presence of this pest in this area (1800 084 881).

C1 and C2 category pests are of high importance to WA and must be reported as a priority. Please report sightings to the Pest and Disease Information Service (1800 084 881).

Supply or advertising supply of this pest into this area is prohibited.

If the declared pest is found in this area control measures must be taken to destroy, prevent or eradicate it.

Treat to destroy all plants, prevent seed set and prevent the spread of seed or plant parts within and from the area on or in livestock, fodder, grain, vehicles and/or machinery. Treat prior to seed set each year.

Ensure that any person conducting an activity on the land is aware that measures are required to be taken to control the declared pest.

Erect a biosecurity sign for persons conducting an activity on the land.

Requirements for organisms in category 3 (C3) management in an area:

Requirement

Recommendations

Introduction of the plant or its seeds into this area is prohibited.

Supply or advertising supply of this pest into this area is prohibited.

The infested area must be managed in such a way that alleviates the impact, reduces the number or distribution or prevents or contains the spread of the declared pest in this area.

Treat to destroy all plants, prevent seed set and prevent the spread of seed or plant parts within and from the area on or in livestock, fodder, grain, vehicles and/or machinery. Treat prior to seed set each year.

Ensure that any person conducting an activity on the land is aware that measures are required to be taken to control the declared pest.

Erect a biosecurity sign for persons conducting an activity on the land.

Contact information

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
+61 (0)8 9368 3080