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 1725 results were found at 22:23 on 29th November 2020 when searching for Insecta.

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  • Apanteles subandinus Blanchard, 1947 
    Family: Braconidae

    Common name: Parasitic wasp.
  • Apertochrysa australis (New, 1980) 
    Family: Chrysopidae

    Synonym: Chrysopa australis New, 1980. Common name: Green lacewing.
  • Apertochrysa edwardsi (Banks, 1940) 
    Family: Chrysopidae

    Synonyms: Chrysopa edwardi puncticollis Banks, 1940, Chrysopa edwardsi Banks, 1940. Common name: Green lacewing.
  • Apertochrysa eremita (Kimmins, 1955) 
    Family: Chrysopidae

    Synonym: Chrysopa eremita Kimmins, 1955. Common name: Green lacewing.
  • Aphanasium australe (Boisduval, 1835) 
    Family: Cerambycidae

    Synonyms: Callidium australe Boisduval, 1835, Solimnia sublineata Pascoe, 1863.
  • Aphanasium variegatum Blackburn, 1893 
    Family: Cerambycidae

  • Aphanosperma occidentalis Britton, 1969 
    Family: Cerambycidae

  • Aphelinus abdominalis (Dalman, 1820) 
    Family: Aphelinidae

    Synonyms: Agonioneurus basalis Westwood, 1833, Agonioneurus polycyclus Förster, 1861, Aphelinus (Aphelinus) abdominalis (Dalman, 1820), Aphelinus (Aphelinus) flavipes (Förster, 1841), Aphelinus (Entedon) abdominalis (Dalman), Aphelinus alius Yasnosh, 1963, Aphelinus basalis (Westwood, 1833), Aphelinus....
  • Aphelinus asychis Walker, 1839 
    Family: Aphelinidae

    Synonyms: Aphelinus (Aphelinus) asychis Walker, 1839, Aphelinus affinis (Förster, 1841), Aphelinus brachyptera Kurdjumov, 1913, Aphelinus brevicalcar Thomson, 1876, Aphelinus dubia Kurdjumov, 1913, Aphelinus euthria Walker, 1839, Myina affinis Förster, 1841.
  • Aphelinus mali (Haldeman,1851) 
    Family: Aphelinidae

    Synonyms: Aphelinus (Aphelinus) mali (Haldeman, 1851), Aphelinus mali crocidolomiae Risbec, 1951, Aphelinus mali italica Guercio, 1925, Aphelinus varicornis Girault, 1909, Aphidencyrtus rosae (Ashmead, 1886), Blastothrix rosae Ashmead, 1886, Eriophilus mali Haldeman, 1851. Common names: woolly apple aphid parasite, woolly aphid parasite, Aphelinid parasitic wasp.
  • Aphidius colemani Viereck, 1912 
    Family: Braconidae

    Synonym: Aphidius platensis Brèthes, 1913. Common name: aphid parasite.
  • Aphidius ervi Haliday, 1834 
    Family: Braconidae

    Common name: lucerne aphid parasite.
  • Aphidius similis Starý & Carver, 1979 
    Family: Braconidae

    Common name: Parasitic wasp.
  • Aphidius sonchi Marshall, 1896 
    Family: Braconidae

    Common name: aphid parasite.
  • Aphis (Aphis) chloris Koch, 1854 
    Family: Aphidoidea: Aphididae

    Synonym: Aphis chloris Koch, 1854. Common names: St Johns Wort aphid, Hypericum stem aphis.
  • Aphis (Aphis) craccivora Koch, 1854 
    Family: Aphidoidea: Aphididae

    Synonym: Aphis craccivora Koch, 1854. Common name: Cowpea aphid.
  • Aphis (Aphis) gossypii Glover, 1877 
    Family: Aphidoidea: Aphididae

    Synonym: Aphis gossypii Glover, 1877. Common names: melon aphid, green aphis, cucurbits aphid, betelvine aphid, Cotton aphid.
  • Aphis (Aphis) nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1841 
    Family: Aphidoidea: Aphididae

    Synonym: Aphis nerii Boyer De Fonscolombe, 1841. Common names: sweet pepper aphid, Oleander aphid.
  • Aphis (Aphis) spiraecola Patch, 1914 
    Family: Aphidoidea: Aphididae

    Synonym: Aphis spiraecola Patch, 1914. Common names: apple aphid, Spirea aphid.
  • Aphis (BursAphis) oenotherae Oestlund, 1887 
    Family: Aphidoidea: Aphididae

    Synonym: Aphis oenotherae Oestlund, 1887. Common name: Evening-primrose Aphid.

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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

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.