Report pests and diseases
Early intervention is critical in a pest or disease outbreak. If you suspect a pest or disease outbreak or have seen something unusual and you’re not sure whether it’s an exotic pest or disease – report it. Small signs may be an early indication that something’s wrong.
Reporting is easy - just phone the hotline, wherever you are in Australia. This will put you in touch with your department of agriculture or primary industries.
To report pests and diseases in animals (including livestock, wildlife, birds and aquatic animals) phone the
Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.
Plants and bees
To report plant or honey bee pests and diseases (including new weeds) phone the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.
Invasive marine species
If you believe you have found a new marine pest, report your find to the department of agriculture or primary industries in the state or territory in which you found it. Their contact details are below.
New South Wales
Phone (02) 4916 3877 (recorded 24 hour service) or email
Phone 13 61 86
Invasive Species Enquiries
Phone (03) 6777 2200
Call Fishwatch on 1800 065 522
Call Fishwatch on 1800 815 507
The Northern Territory
Phone 0413 381 094
Phone 13 25 23 or 07 3404 6999
Some pests and diseases are ‘notifiable’ which means by law, they must be reported to authorities. More information is available on the
Pest and Disease Information page.