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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  • Brassicogethes aeneus (Fabricius, 1775) 
    Family: Nitidulidae

    Synonyms: Meligethes aeneus (Fabricius, 1775), Meligethes bonvouloiri de Barneville, 1872, Meligethes boops Easton, 1957, Meligethes brassicae Reitter, 1875, Meligethes caeruleus (Marsham, 1802), Meligethes californicus Reitter, 1871, Meligethes dauricus Motschulsky, 1849, Meligethes latipes (Marsham,.... Common names: rape blossom beetle, pollen beetle, blossom beetle, Rape beetle.
  • Cerambyx (MicroCerambyx) scopolii Fueblins, 1775 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Cerambyx niger gallicus Voet, 1778, Cerambyx niger gallicus Voet, 1806, Cerambyx piceus Geoffroy, 1785, Cerambyx scopoli Bílý & Mehl, 1989, Cerambyx scopoli Marquet, 2001, Cerambyx scopoli Mulsant, 1862, Cerambyx scopoli Simon, 2007, Cerambyx scopoli Vives & Alonso-Zarazaga, 2000, Cerambyx....
  • Acalolepta mixta (Hope, 1842) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Acalolepta vastator (Newman, 1847), Monohammus mixtus Hope, 1841, Monohammus vastator Newman, 1847. Common names: passion vine longicorn beetle, fig-tree longicorn beetle, fig longicorn.
  • Acalymma vittatum (Fabricius, 1775) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonyms: Acalymma vittata, Cistela melanocephala, Crioceris vittata, Cryptocephalus (Cistela) americanus, Cryptocephalus (Crioceris) stolatus, Diabrotica melanocephala, Diabrotica vittata, Diabrotica vittatae, Galeruca cucumeris, Galeruca vittata, Galleruca (Diabrotica) americana, Galleruca pallipes. Common name: striped cucumber beetle.
  • Acanthocnemus nigricans (Hope, 1843) 
    Family: Acanthocnemidae

    Synonyms: Acanthocnemus ciliatus Perris, 1866, Dasytes fuscipennis Hope, 1843, Dasytes nigricans Hope, 1843.
  • Acanthophorus serraticornis (Olivier, 1795) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Acanthophorus (Acanthophorus) serraticornis Lameere, 1913, Acanthophorus serraticornis Lameere, 1910, Acanthophorus serraticornis Lameere, 1919, Prionus damicornis Bergier, 1941, Prionus serraticornis Olivier, 1795. Common names: Stem borer, Longicorn beetle.
  • Acanthoscelides obtectus (Say, 1831) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonym: Bruchus obtectus Say, 1831. Common names: dried bean weevil, dried bean beetle, common bean weevil, bean weevil, bean beetle, Bean bruchid, American seed beetle.
  • Aclypea opaca (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Silphidae

    Synonyms: Blitophaga binotata Portevin, 1926, Blitophaga mandli Portevin, 1932, Blitophaga opaca (Linnaeus, 1758), Blitophaga reitteri Portevin, 1926, Blitophaga samnitica Fiori, 1899, Blitophaga tomentifera Reitter, 1907, Blitophaga vicina Jakovlev, 1890, Blitophaga villosa Reitter, 1887, Peltis opaca.... Common name: Beet carrion beetle.
  • 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.
  • Adalia bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Coccinella bipunctata Linnaeus, 1758, Idalia bipunctata Linnaeus, 1758. Common name: Two spotted ladybird.
  • Adelium brevicorne Blessig, 1861 
    Family: Tenebrionidae

    Synonym: Adelium neophyta Pascoe, 1869. Common names: false wireworm, Bronzed field beetle.
  • Adelium tenebroides Erichson, 1842 
    Family: Tenebrionidae

  • Adoretus (Adoretus) tessulatus Burmeister, 1855 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Adoretus maculatus Fahraeus, 1857. Common name: Pineapple white grub.
  • Adoretus (Adoretus) versutus Harold, 1869 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Adoretus bangalorensis Brenske, 1900, Adoretus insularis Fairmaire, 1897, Adoretus vestitus Boheman, 1858, Adoretus vitiensis Nonfried, 1891. Common name: rose beetle.
  • Adoretus (ChaetAdoretus) lasiopygus Burmeister, 1855 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Common name: Grapevine chafer.
  • Adoretus (LepAdoretus) compressus (Weber, 1801) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Adoretus squamosus Gautier, 1870, Adoretus ubonensis Miyake, Yamaguchi & Aoki, 2002, Adoretus umbrosus Burmeister, 1844, Melolontha compressus Weber, 1801. Common name: Rose beetle.
  • Adoretus (LepAdoretus) sinicus Burmeister, 1855 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Common names: Scarab, Flower beetle, Chinese rose beetle.
  • Adoretus (LepAdoretus) tenuimaculatus Waterhouse, 1875 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Common names: Scarab, Flower beetle, Brown chestnut chafer.
  • Adoryphorus coulonii (Burmeister, 1847) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Dasygnathus coulonii Burmeister, 1847. Common name: Redheaded Pasture Cockchafer.
  • 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.


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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.