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 199 results were found at 06:41 on 13th July 2020.


  • Microxyphium citri (berk. & desm.) speg.

    Synonyms: Apiosporium salicis, Capnodium citri Ber. & Desm. 1849, Teichospora salicina.
  • Monilinia fructigena Honey 1945 
    Family: Sclerotiniaceae

    Synonyms: Monilia fructigena, Sclerotinia fructigena, Stromatinia fructigena. Common name: brown rot (pome fruit).
  • Monilinia polystroma (G.C.M.Leeuwe) Kohn (2002) 
    Family: Sclerotiniaceae

    Synonym: Monilia polystroma G. van Leeuwen 2002.
  • Monographella cucumerina (Lindf.) Arx 1984

    Synonyms: Cephalosporiopsis imperfecta, Cephalosporium ciferrii, Cephalosporium tabacinum, Fusarium tabacinum, Microdochium tabacinum, Micronectriella cucumeris, Plectosphaerella cucumerina (Lindf.) W. Gams 1972, Plectosphaerella cucumeris, Plectosporium tabacinum, Venturia cucumerina. Common name: microdochium blight (cucumber) (various hosts incl crayfish).
  • Monographella nivalis var. nivalis (Schaffnit) E. Müll. 1977

  • Monosporascus cannonballus Pollack & Uecker 1974

    Common name: root rot (melon).
  • Mycocentrospora acerina (R. Hartig) Deighton (1972)

    Synonyms: Centrospora acerina (R. Hartig) Vienn.-Bourg. (1946), Cercospora acerina R. Hartig (1880).
  • Mycosphaerella cerasella Aderh. 1900 
    Family: Mycosphaerellaceae

    Synonyms: Cercospora cerasella, Cercospora circumscissa, Passalora circumcissa, Pseudocercospora circumscissa. Common names: shot hole (stone fruit), leaf spot, Mycosphaerella leaf spot, Cercospora leaf spot.
  • Mycosphaerella eumusae Crous & Mourichon 2002 
    Family: Mycosphaerellaceae

    Common name: eumusae leaf spot.
  • Mycosphaerella fijiensis M. Morelet 1969 
    Family: Mycosphaerellaceae

    Synonyms: Cercospora fijiensis, Cercospora fijiensis var. difformis, Mycosphaerella fijiensis var. difformis, Mycosphaerella fijiensis var. fijiensis, Paracercospora fijiensis, Paracercospora fijiensis var. difformis, Pseudocercospora fijiensis. Common names: sigatoka disease (banana), black sigatoka (banana).
  • Mycosphaerella musae (Speg.) Syd. & P. Syd. 1917 
    Family: Mycosphaerellaceae

    Synonym: Sphaerella musae. Common name: mycosphaerella speckle (banana).
  • Mycosphaerella nawae Hiura & Ikata 1929 
    Family: Mycosphaerellaceae

    Common name: circular leaf spot (persimmon).
  • Mycosphaerella perseae Miles 1917 
    Family: Mycosphaerellaceae

    Common names: silver spot (avocado), leaf spot.
  • Nalanthamala diospyri (Crand.) Schroers & M.J. Wingf. 2005 
    Family: Nectriaceae

    Synonyms: Acremonium diospryi (Crand.) W. Gams 1971, Cephalosporium diospyri. Common name: wilt (persimmon).
  • Naohidemyces vaccinii (Alb. & Schwein.) S. Sato, Katsuya & Y. Hirats. 1993 
    Family: Pucciniastraceae

    Synonyms: Melampsora vaccinii, Pucciniastrum vaccinii (G. Winter) Jørst. 1952, Thekopsora vaccinii, Uredo pustulata var. vaccinii. Common names: blueberry rust, Hemlock rust.
  • Nectria cinnabarina (Tode) Fr. 1849 
    Family: Nectriaceae

    Synonym: Tubercularia vulgaris. Common names: twig blight, dieback, coral spot fungus, canker apple.
  • Neofabraea malicorticis H.S. Jacks. 1913 
    Family: Dermateaceae

    Synonym: Pezicula malicorticis (H.S. Jacks.) Nannf. 1932.
  • Neofabraea perennans Kienholz 1939 
    Family: Dermateaceae

    Synonym: Pezicula perennans. Common name: apple anthracnose.
  • Neofusicoccum arbuti 
    Family: Botryosphaeriaceae

    Synonym: Fusicoccum arbuti D.F. Farr & M. Elliott 2005.
  • Neonectria ditissima (Tul. & C. Tul.) Samuels & Rossman 2006 
    Family: Nectriaceae

    Synonyms: Cucurbitaria ditissima, Cylindrocarpon heteronema, Cylindrocarpon mali, Cylindrocarpon wilkommii, Dialonectria galligena, Dialonectria galligena var. major, Fusarium heteronemum, Fusarium mali, Fusarium sarcochroum f. mali, Fusarium wilkommii, Nectria ditissima, Nectria ditissima var. arctica,.... Common name: European canker .

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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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