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This page has links to some of the more high profile pests and diseases that are a threat to Australia’s animal (including aquatic), marine and plant health. You will also find information on how we respond to pest and disease outbreaks, and how these incursions can be prevented in the first place.
- A list of animal diseases that are a threat to Australian livestock and birds
- National List of Notifiable Animal Diseases
- Emergency preparedness and outbreak response
- Wildlife Exotic Disease Preparedness Program
Aquatic animal diseases are those which affect finfish (barramundi, pilchards, salmon and tuna), crustacea (prawns, lobsters and yabbies) molluscs (abalone, edible oysters and pearl oysters).
- Aquatic Diseases Significant to Australia: Identification Field Guide: 4th Edition
- Disease Watch
- Disease surveillance and reporting
- Emergency disease response
- Disease strategy manuals
- National List of Reportable Aquatic Animal Diseases
Marine Pests are plants or animals that are not native to Australia and have the potential to significantly impact our marine environment, our marine industries, and our economy.
The marine pest website provides detailed information for various marine industries on managing these pests. It also provides information on the National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions.
- Pests and diseases of forestry and timber and horticulture and grains
- Report plant pests and disease
- Further information on Plant Pests and Diseases
Nationally agreed pest and disease response strategies:
- AUSVETPLAN - livestock and poultry
- PLANTPLAN - plants and crops
- AQUAVETPLAN - aquatic animal diseases
- Marine Pest Plan - marine pest incursions
- National pests and disease Outbreak website
BioSIRT (Biosecurity Surveillance Incident Response and Tracing) is a spatial and textual, web-based software application that has been developed to enable better management of information and resources in emergency responses across animal or plant diseases, pests and incursions.
- Animal biosecurity for birds, horses and donkeys, and alpacas and llamas
- Plant biosecurity for those attending farmers markets and employing itinerant workers
- Biosecurity for travelling farm workers
- Biosecurity for on-farm service providers
- Six short videos showing simple biosecurity measures for animals, plants, travelling farm workers, small farms and equipment
- Aquarium fish
- Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)
- Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre
- Feral.org website
For the latest on current animal and plant pest and disease incursions into Australia visit www.outbreak.gov.au
16 Nov 2012