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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A total of 162 results were found at 05:17 on 7th June 2020.

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  • cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV) 
    Family: Luteoviridae

    Common name: blue disease of cotton.
  • cowpea mild mottle virus (CPMMV) 
    Family: Flexiviridae

    Synonym: Carlavirus Cowpea mild mottle virus - Soybean isolate (CpMMV-S).
  • crimean congo haemorrhagic fever virus 
    Family: Bunyaviridae

    Common name: Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic fever.
  • deformed wing virus 
    Family: Dicistroviridae

    Common name: Deformed wing virus.
  • Devil Facial Tumour Disease

    Common name: Devil Facial Tumour Disease.
  • duck virus hepatitis viruses 
    Family: Picornaviridae

    Common name: Duck virus hepatitis.
  • egypt bee virus

    Common name: Egypt bee virus.
  • encephalitides viruses (tick borne) 
    Family: Flaviviridae

    Common names: Russian spring-summer encephalitis, Encephalitidies (tick borne), Central European encephalitis.
  • epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus - clinical 
    Family: Reoviridae

    Common name: Epizootic haemorrhagic disease (EHD).
  • equine arteritis virus 
    Family: Arteriviridae

    Common name: Equine viral arteritis (EVA).
  • Equine encephalitis (Eastern) virus 
    Family: Togaviridae

    Synonym: Equine encephalitis virus. Common names: Equine viral encephalomyelitis, Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western and Venezualan).
  • Equine encephalitis (Venezuelan) virus 
    Family: Togaviridae

    Common names: Equine viral encephalomyelitis, Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western and Venezualan).
  • Equine encephalitis (Western) virus 
    Family: Togaviridae

    Common names: Equine viral encephalomyelitis, Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western and Venezualan).
  • equine encephalosis virus 
    Family: Reoviridae

    Common name: Equine encephalosis.
  • equine infectious anaemia virus 
    Family: Retroviridae

    Common name: Equine infectious anaemia.
  • equine influenza virus 
    Family: Orthomyxoviridae

    Common name: Equine influenza.
  • Fijivirus fiji disease virus 
    Family: Reoviridae

    Synonym: Fiji disease virus (FDV).
  • Filamentous virus

    Common name: Filamentous virus.
  • foot and mouth disease virus 
    Family: Picornaviridae

    Common name: Foot and mouth disease.
  • getah virus 
    Family: Togaviridae

    Common name: Getah virus infection.

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Classification

The classification of the organism.

Ranking

The taxonomy ranking of the organism.

Local government area's

LGA names and boundaries as defined by Landgate (recent to Feb 2014).

Control categories

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Keeping categories

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Presence

Whether the organism is currently found in Western Australia.

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

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.