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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  • Acaciella angustissima (Mill.) Britton & Rose 
    Family: Fabaceae - Mimosaceae

    Synonym: Acacia boliviana Rusby.
  • 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.
  • Aceria olivi Zaher and Abou-Awad 
    Family: Eriophyidae

  • Agrilus sinuatus (Olivier, 1780) 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Common name: Bronze cane borer.
  • Aleurolobus olivinus (Silvestri, 1911) 
    Family: Aleyrodidae

    Common name: Olive whitefly.
  • Altica aenea (Olivier, 1808) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonyms: Altica australis (Blackburn, 1889), Galeruca aenea olivier, 1808, Haltica aenea (olivier, 1808), Haltica australis Blackburn, 1889, Haltica bicolora Jacoby, 1904, Haltica ignea Blackburn, 1889.
  • Altica coerulea (Olivier, 1791) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonyms: Altica brevicosta Weise, 1922, Haltica coerulea olivier, 1791, Haltica elongata Jacoby, 1884. Common name: Flea beetle.
  • Anobium punctatum (de Geer, 1774) 
    Family: Ptinidae

    Synonyms: Anobium caelatum Mulsant & Rey, 1864, Anobium cylindricum (Marsham, 1802), Anobium domesticum (Geoffroy, 1785), Anobium latreillei Dufour, 1843, Anobium pertinax Fabricius, 1775, Anobium pumilum (LeConte, 1865), Anobium striatum olivier, 1790, Byrrhus domesticumde Fourcroy,.... Common names: house borer, Furniture beetle.
  • Anomala varians (Olivier, 1789) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonym: Melolontha elata Fabricius, 1792. Common name: cockhafer of the plains.
  • Anoplognathus olivieri (Dalman, 1817) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Anoplognathus duponti Boisduval, 1835, Anoplognathus impressus Boisduval, 1835, Rutela olivieri Dalman, 1817. Common name: Christmas beetle.
  • Apate monachus Fabricius, 1775 
    Family: Bostrichidae

    Synonyms: Apate carmelita Fabricius, 1801, Apate francisca Fabricius, 1801, Apate gibba Fabricius, 1798, Apate mendica olivier, 1790, Apate monacha Fabricius, 1801, Apate monachus var. rufiventis Lucas, 1843, Apate semicostata Thomson, 1857, Apate senii Stefani, 1911. Common names: twig borer, date palm bostrichid, Black borer.
  • Aphodius lividus (Olivier, 1789) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Aphodius (Nialus) pseudolividus Balthasar, 1941, Aphodius cincticulus Hope, 1847, Aphodius spilopterus Germar, 1848, Scarabaeus lividus olivier, 1789. Common names: Pasture cockchafer, Dung beetle.
  • Apoderus tranquebaricus Olivier, 1807 
    Family: Attelabidae

    Common name: Leaf twisting weevil.
  • Aulacophora abdominalis (Fabricius, 1781) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonyms: Aulacophora palmerstoni Blackburn, 1889, Aulacophora similis Maulik, 1929, Crioceris abdominalis Fabricius, 1781, Crioceris testacea Fabricius, 1787, Galeruca flava olivier, 1791, Galleruca punctata Boisduval, 1835, Galleruca relicta Boisduval, 1835, Raphidiopalpa imberbis.... Common names: Plain pumpkin beetle, Northern pumpkin beetle.
  • Begonia boliviensis A.DC. 
    Family: Begoniaceae

  • Bolivicereus samaipatanus Cárdenas 
    Family: Cactaceae

  • Bruchidius bimaculatus (Olivier, 1795) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonyms: Bruchus bimaculatus (olivier, 1795), Bruchus variegatus Germar 1824. Common name: None known.
  • Bruchidius quinqueguttatus (Olivier, 1795) 
    Family: Chrysomelidae

    Synonym: Bruchus quinqueguttatus (olivier, 1795). Common name: None known.
  • Bubas bubalus (Olivier, 1811) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Bubas brunipterus Mulsant, 1842, Bubas inermifrons Mulsant, 1842, Bubas integricornis Mulsant, 1842, Bubas simplicifrons Mulsant, 1842, Onitis bubalus olivier, 1811. Common name: Dung beetle.
  • Buprestis novemmaculata Linnaeus, 1767 
    Family: Buprestidae

    Synonyms: Buprestis (Buprestis) novemmaculata Linnaeus, 1758, Buprestis flavomaculata Fabricius, 1787, Buprestis flavopunctata De Geer, 1774, Buprestis maculata Fabricius, 1781, Buprestis maculosa Gmelin, 1790, Buprestis major olivier, 1790, Buprestis novemmaculata Linnaeus, 1758,.... Common names: painted jewel beetle, European jewel beetle.


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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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