Western Australian Organism List

The Western Australian Organism List (WAOL) database allows you to search for organisms declared under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act). It is not a complete list of all organisms in Western Australia or their attributes. Use the database to find the legal status of organisms, control requirements, declared pest species and more.

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  • Acrossidius tasmaniae Hope, 1847 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Aphodius andersoni Blackburn, 1904, Aphodius australasiae Blanchard, 1846, Aphodius howitti Hope, 1847, Aphodius longitarsus Redtenbacher, 1867, Aphodius pallidihirtus Balthasar, 1941, Aphodius tasmaniae Hope, 1847. Common name: Blackheaded Pasture Cockchafer.
  • Acrosternum hilare (Say, 1832) 
    Family: Pentatomidae

    Synonyms: Acrosternum hilaris (van Duzee), Nezara (Acrosternum) sarpinus, Nezara hilare, Nezara hilaris, Pentatoma hilaris, Raphigaster hilaris, Rhaphigaster sarpinus. Common names: pumpkin bug, green stink bug, big green soldier.
  • Acrosticta apicalis (Williston, 1896) 
    Family: Otitidae

    Synonyms: Acrosticta exsul Lamb, 1914, Acrosticta similis Cresson, 1924. Common name: Otidid fly.
  • Acrotelsella devriesiana devriesiana (Silvestri, 1908) 
    Family: Lepismatidae

    Common name: silverfish.
  • Acrotelsella devriesiana perspinata (Silvestri, 1908) 
    Family: Lepismatidae

    Common name: silverfish.
  • Acrotelsella devriesiana westralis (Nicholls & Richardson, 1926) 
    Family: Lepismatidae

    Synonym: Acrotelsa westralis Nicholls & Richardson, 1926. Common name: silverfish.
  • Acrotelsella splendens (Nicholls & Richardson, 1926) 
    Family: Lepismatidae

    Common name: silverfish.
  • Actias selene ningpoana Felder, 1862 
    Family: Saturniidae

    Common name: green actias moth.
  • Actinemys marmorata 
    Family: Emydidae

    Common name: Pacific Pond Turtle.
  • Aculops fuchsiae Keifer 
    Family: Eriophyidae

    Common name: Fuchsia gall mite.
  • Aculops lycopersici (Tryon, 1917) 
    Family: Eriophyidae

    Synonyms: Phyllocoptes lycopersici Massee, 1937, Phyllocoptes lycopersici Tryon, 1917. Common name: Tomato russet mite.
  • Aculops pelekassi (Keifer, 1959) 
    Family: Eriophyidae

    Synonym: Aculus pelekassi (Keifer, 1959). Common name: Pink citrus rust mite.
  • Aculus fockeui (Nalepa & Trouessart, 1891) 
    Family: Eriophyidae

    Synonyms: Phyllocoptes cornutus Banks, 1905, Phyllocoptes fockeui Nalepa & Trouessart, 1891. Common names: plum rust mite, plum nursery mite, plum leaf mite, peach silver leaf mite, Peach silver mite.
  • Aculus olearius Castagnoli, 1977 
    Family: Eriophyidae

  • Aculus schlechtendali (Nalepa, 1891) 
    Family: Eriophyidae

    Synonym: Phyllocoptes schlechtendali Nalepa, 1891. Common names: rusty leaf mite, apple leaf mite, apple bud mite, Apple rust mite.
  • Acutaspis paulista (Hempel, 1900) 
    Family: Diaspididae

    Synonyms: Acutaspis paulista Claps, 2000, Aspidiotus paulistus Hempel, 1900, Chrysomphalus paulistus Fernald, 1903, Melanaspis palustris Trjapitzin, 1989, Melanaspis paulistus McKenzie, 1939, Pseudischnaspis paulista Lindinger, 1937.
  • Acyphas semiochrea (Herrich-Schaffer, 1855) 
    Family: Lymantriidae

    Synonyms: Euproctis leucomelas Walker & Westwood, 1855, Leucoma alboanalis Strand, 1914, Orgyia diemenii Herrich-Schäffer, 1858, Porthesia anacausta Meyrick, 1891, Porthesia hololeuca Meyrick, 1891, Porthesia semiochrea Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Common name: Omnivorous tussock moth.
  • Acyrthosiphon (Acyrthosiphon) gossypii Mordvilko, 1914 
    Family: Aphidoidea: Aphididae

    Synonyms: Acyrthosiphon skrjabini, Megalosiphum paczoskii.
  • Acyrthosiphon (Acyrthosiphon) kondoi Shinji, 1938 
    Family: Aphidoidea: Aphididae

    Synonym: Acyrthosiphon kondoi Shinji, 1938. Common names: bluegreen aphid, Blue-green Aphid.
  • Acyrthosiphon (Acyrthosiphon) malvae (Mosley, 1841) 
    Family: Aphidoidea: Aphididae

    Synonyms: Aphis malvae Mosley, 1841, Aphis pelargonii Kaltenbach, 1843. Common name: Pelargonium aphid.

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BAM Act Definitions

Legal status

Each listed organism is declared under the Biosecurity Management act with certain legal requirements:

Declared Pest, Prohibited - s12

Prohibited organisms are declared pests by virtue of section 22(1), and may only be imported and kept subject to permits. Permit conditions applicable to some species may only be appropriate or available to research organisations or similarly secure institutions.

Permitted - s11

Permitted organisms must satisfy any applicable import requirements when imported. They may be subject to an import permit if they are potential carriers of high-risk organisms.

Declared Pest - s22(2)

Declared pests must satisfy any applicable import requirements when imported, and may be subject to an import permit if they are potential carriers of high-risk organisms. They may also be subject to control and keeping requirements once within Western Australia.

Permitted, Requires Permit - r73

Regulation 73 permitted organisms may only be imported subject to an import permit. These organisms may be subject to restriction under legislation other than the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007. Permit conditions applicable to some species may only be appropriate or available to research organisations or similarly secure institutions.

Unlisted - s14

If you are considering importing an unlisted organism/s you will need to submit the name/s for assessment, as unlisted organisms are automatically prohibited entry into WA.

Control categories

Declared pests can be assigned to a C1, C2 or C3 control category under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013. Prohibited organisms can be assigned to a C1 or C2 control category, the control categories are:

C1 Exclusion

Organisms which should be excluded from part or all of Western Australia.

C2 Eradication

Organisms which should be eradicated from part or all of Western Australia.

C3 Management

Organisms that should have some form of management applied that will alleviate the harmful impact of the organism, reduce the numbers or distribution of the organism or prevent or contain the spread of the organism.


Unassigned: Declared pests that are recognised as having a harmful impact under certain circumstances, where their subsequent control requirements are determined by a Plan or other legislative arrangements under the Act.

Keeping categories

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013 (BAM Regs) specify prohibited and restricted keeping categories for the purposes of regulating organisms declared under the BAM Act. In regards to the purposes for which they can be kept, and the entities that can keep them for that purpose. A keeping permit is the administrative tool used to assign specific conditions to the keeping of an organism.

Prohibited keeping

Can only be kept under a permit for public display and education purposes, and/or genuine scientific research, by entities approved by the state authority.

Restricted keeping

Organisms which, relative to other species, have a low risk of becoming a problem for the environment, primary industry or public safety and can be kept under a permit by private individuals.

Exempt keeping

No permit or conditions are required for keeping. There may be other requirements under BAMA such as those required for entry of livestock, pigeons and doves, or waybill requirements for stock movement. An organism in the exempt keeping category may also be regulated by other legislation such as the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (WCA), administered by DPaW.

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If the species you are interested in is not listed on WAOL you may request to have it assessed. Please contact the Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) on (08) 9368 3080 or email padis@dpird.wa.gov.au, and they will transfer you to the relevant person.