Reduce the risk of outbreaks

These pests and diseases are not in Australia.

We have identified these as potential threats, due to detections in the region around Australia. This increases the risk of an outbreak here. Learn what you can do to help manage the risk of an outbreak.

African swine fever (ASF)

Affects domestic and wild pigs. It has no vaccine and kills about 80% of the pigs it infects.

Avian influenza (HPAI)

HPAI can affect a variety of animals. This includes wild and domestic birds, and mammals.

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)

Affects all cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, sheep, goats, camelids, deer and pigs. It does not affect horses or zebras.

Lumpy skin disease (LSD)

Affects cattle and buffalo. LSD is spread by biting flies, mosquitoes and ticks, or directly from animal to animal. It can travel long distances in infected animals or contaminated items.

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About pests and diseases

How to identify signs of animal or plant pests and diseases. This includes new weeds, diseases in wildlife and exotic ants.

What to do during an outbreak

How to report, what to report, and what to do next.

Training resources

Find training resources to help you understand your role during an outbreak.

Latest outbreak updates

  • Victoria
  • New South Wales
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Disease
  • Animal
High pathogenicity avian influenza, or bird flu, is a viral disease of birds and is spreading globally, causing widespread losses of poultry and wild birds, and spillover infections in mammals.
  • Queensland
  • Weed
  • Plant
Response to red witchweed outbreak in Australia. This includes where it has been detected, restrictions in place, actions you must take, and resources to help you manage risks.