Declared plants

To protect Western Australian agriculture the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia regulates harmful plants under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007.

Plants that are prevented entry into the State or have control or keeping requirements within the State are known as declared pests.

The Western Australian Organism List (WAOL) contains information on the area(s) in which a plant is declared and the control and keeping categories to which it has been assigned in Western Australia.

If you need advice on declared plants please search for articles below in our website or:

Articles

  • 16 January 2017

    Several non-native acacias (Acacia species) are declared pests in Western Australia (WA).

  • 16 January 2017

    Apple of Sodom (Solanum linnaeanum) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

  • 16 January 2017

    Broomrape, branched broomrape (Orobanche species except Orobanche minor) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

  • 10 August 2016

    Calotropis (Calotropis procera) is a pest in Western Australia (WA). This article describes the nature of the plant with links to pest control methods.

  • 31 August 2016

    South African Cape rush (Elegia tectorum) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

  • 16 January 2017

    One-leaf Cape tulip (Moraea flaccida, previously Homeria flaccida) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

  • 16 January 2017

    Two-leaf Cape tulip (Moraea miniata) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

  • 6 October 2016

    Chinee apple, Indian jujbe (Ziziphus mauritiana) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

  • 16 January 2017

    Narrow leaf cotton bush (Gomphocarpus fruticosus) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

  • 16 January 2017

    Creeping knapweed, hardheads, hardhead thistle, Russian knapweed (Rhaponticum repens) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

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