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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  • Adoxophyes orana Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1834 
    Family: Tortricidae

    Synonyms: Archips minor Shiraki, 1913, Tortrix reticulana Hübner, 1818/19, Tortrix tripsiana Eversmann, 1844. Common names: Summer fruit tortrix, Smaller tea tortrix, Apple peel tortricid.
  • Adoxophyes privatana Walker, 1863 
    Family: Tortricidae

    Synonym: Adoxophyes euryomis Meyrick, 1902. Common names: small tea tortrix, apple leaf-curling moth.
  • Adris tyrannus amurensis (Stgr.) 
    Family: Noctuidae

  • Aecidium cantense Arthur 1929

    Synonym: Aecidium cantensis. Common names: deforming rust, aecidium rust (potato).
  • Aegilops 
    Family: Poaceae

    Common name: goatgrass.
  • Aegosoma sinica sinica White, 1853 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Aegosoma amplicollis Motschulsky, 1854, Megopis sinica Li, Chen & Lin, 1981, Megopis sinica Ohbayashi, 1964, Megopis sinica sinica Gressitt, 1951, Megopis sinica sinica Niisato, 1994, Megopis sinica sinica Ohbayashi, 1992, Megopis sinica sinica Ohbayashi, Kimura & Satô, 1994, Megopis sinica.... Common name: thin-winged longicorn beetle.
  • Aelia acuminata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Pentatomidae

    Synonym: Cimex acuminata Linnaeus, 1758. Common names: bishop's mitre, Wheat stink bug.
  • Aelia rostrata Boheman, 1852 
    Family: Pentatomidae

    Common name: Wheat stink bug.
  • Aenetus virescens (Doubleday, 1843) 
    Family: Hepialidae

    Synonyms: Charagia fischeri Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874, Charagia ruboviridans Walker, 1856, Charagia virescens ab. albo-extremis Quail, 1903, Charangia hectori Butler, 1877, Hepialus rubo virescens Taylor, 1855, Hepialus virescens Doubleday, 1843. Common name: puriri moth.
  • Aeolesthes holosericea (Fabricius, 1787) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Aeolesthes holosericea Gahan, 1891, Aeolesthes holosericea Makihara & al., 2008, Cerambyx holosericeus Fabricius, 1801, Cerambyx holosericeus Zimsen, 1964, Ceramryx holosericeus Fabricius, 1787, Hammaticherus holosericeus White, 1853, Neocerambyx similis Bates, 1891, Pachydissus similis Gahan,.... Common name: Cherry stem borer.
  • Aeolesthes sarta (Solsky, 1871) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonym: Pachydissus sartus Solsky, 1871. Common name: City longhorned borer.
  • Aeolothrips collaris Priesner, 1919 
    Family: Aeolothripidae

    Synonyms: Aeolothrips brevicinctus Bagnall, 1934, Aeolothrips fulvicollis Bagnall, 1919, Aeolothrips meridionalis Priesner, 1948, Aeolothrips palaestinensis Priesner, 1935, Aeolothrips perclarus Melis, 1932. Common name: Thrips.
  • Aepytus (Hampsoniella) serta Schaus, 1894 
    Family: Hepialidae

    Common name: Passionfruit stem borer.
  • Aethina tumida Murray, 1867 
    Family: Nitidulidae

    Common name: small hive beetle.
  • african horse sickness virus 
    Family: Reoviridae

    Common name: African horse sickness.
  • african swine fever virus 
    Family: Asfarviridae

    Common name: African swine fever.
  • Agallia albidula Uhler 
    Family: Cicadellidae

    Common name: Agalliin leafhopper.
  • Agapornis fischeri 
    Family: Psittacidae

    Common name: Fischer's Lovebird.
  • Agapornis hybrids 
    Family: Psittacidae

    Common name: Lovebird species hybrids.
  • Agapornis lilianae 
    Family: Psittacidae

    Common names: Nyasa Lovebird, Lilian's Lovebird.

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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.