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.

You can search scientific name, common name, phylum, class, order or family name.

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A total of 168 results were found at 09:34 on 27th April 2017.

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  • Achroia grisella (Fabricius, 1794) 
    Family: Pyralidae

    Synonyms: Achroia obscurevittella Ragonot 1901, Acroia major Dufrane, 1930, Bombyx cinereola Hübner, 1802, Galleria aluearia Fabricius, 1798, Galleria alvea Haworth, 1811, Meliphora alvearia Stephens, 1829, Meliphora alveariella Guenée, 1845, Tinea anticella Walker, 1863, Tinea grisella Fabricius, 1794. Common name: lesser wax moth.
  • Aethina tumida Murray, 1867 
    Family: Nitidulidae

    Common name: small hive beetle.
  • Alhagi maurorum Medik. 
    Family: Fabaceae - Papilionaceae

    Common name: camelthorn.
  • Anaplasma marginale 
    Family: Ehrlichiaceae

    Synonyms: Anaplasma argentium, Anaplasma rossicum, Anaplasma theileri. Common name: Bovine anaplasmosis.
  • Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce 
    Family: Asparagaceae

    Common name: bridal creeper.
  • australian bat Lyssavirus 
    Family: Rhabdoviridae

    Common name: Australian bat lyssavirus.
  • Austrocylindropuntia cylindrica (Juss. ex Lam.) Backeb. 
    Family: Cactaceae

    Common names: coral cactus, cane cactus.
  • Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Muehlenpf.) Backeb. 
    Family: Cactaceae

    Common names: Eve's pin, Eve's needle.
  • avian influenza virus (low pathogenic) 
    Family: Orthomyxoviridae

    Common name: Avian influenza (low pathogenic).
  • Babesia bigemina 
    Family: Babesiidae

    Common name: Bovine babesiosis.
  • Babesia bovis 
    Family: Babesiidae

    Common name: Bovine babesiosis.
  • Barnardius zonarius 
    Family: Psittacidae

    Common names: Twenty-eight Parrot, Port Lincoln Ringneck, Australian Ringneck.
  • Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius, 1889) B biotype 
    Family: Aleyrodoidea: Aleyrodidae

    Synonym: Bemisia argentifolii. Common name: Silverleaf whitefly.
  • Bison Bison 
    Family: Bovidae

    Common names: but excluding Beefalo cattle and all animals of 37.5% and less bison genetic material), American Bison (including hybrids thereof.
  • Bison Bison x bos taurus (more than 37.5%) 
    Family: Bovidae

    Common name: Beefalo cattle breed and all animals of 37.5% and more American bison genetic material.
  • bluetongue virus 
    Family: Reoviridae

    Common name: Bluetongue virus.
  • Boophilus microplus 
    Family: Ixodidae

    Synonym: Rhipicephalus microplus. Common name: Cattle tick.
  • Bos javanicus 
    Family: Bovidae

    Common name: Banteng Cattle.
  • bovine leukaemia virus 
    Family: Retroviridae

    Common names: enzootic bovine leukosis, bovine leukamia virus, Enzootic bovine leucosis, EBL.
  • Brontispa longissima (Gestro, 1885) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonyms: Bronthispa javana Weise, 1922, Bronthispa reicherti Uhmann, 1929, Bronthispa selebensis Gestro, 1923, Brontispa froggatti Sharp, 1904, Brontispa simmondsi Maulik, 1927, Oxycephala longipennis Gestro, 1892, Oxycephala longissima Gestro, 1885. Common names: coconut leaf hispid, coconut hispine beetle, Palm leaf beetle, New hebrides coconut hispid.

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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 DAFWA's Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) on freecall 1800 084 881 or email info@agric.wa.gov.au, and they will transfer you to the relevant person.