Seen something unusual? Report it, even if you’re not sure.
Pests and diseases can spread quickly over large distances. It’s essential that you report what you find as soon as possible. This gives us the best chance of containing it before it spreads.
Use this page to let us know about pests or diseases:
On your property
Report anything unusual in your backyard or on your farm. You can do this with one simple phone call.
- Exotic Plant Pest Hotline: 1800 084 881 (plant pests and diseases, weeds and bees).
- Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline: 1800 675 888 (sick livestock, poultry and aquatic animals).
These phone numbers will direct you straight to your state or territory biosecurity authority.
Find out what to do during a pest or disease outbreak.
In goods, containers and parcels
Keep an eye on all cargo, containers or parcels arriving through airports, seaports and in international mail.
If you see something unusual or unexpected, secure it and report it to us immediately.
You will not be prosecuted if you or someone you know has accidentally imported risk material.
Our specially trained officers investigate all reports relating to imported items. This includes items purchased in a store or arriving through airports, seaports or mail.
Learn more about pests and diseases that may arrive in imported goods.
Use this form to report unusual material in imported cargo, containers or parcels. Give as much detail as you can.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) collects your personal information through this web form for the purposes of enabling the department to contact you in relation to your report. If the relevant personal information requested in this web form is not provided by you, the department will be unable to contact you to resolve your inquiry or to request further information.
The department may disclose your personal information to other Australian government agencies, persons or organisations where necessary to act on your report, provided the disclosure is consistent with the
Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). In every case it will only be disclosed if authorised by the
Biosecurity Act 2015.