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.
You can also report pests and diseases you encounter in the north of Australia including Torres Strait.
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.
- call our See. Secure. Report. hotline on 1800 798 636
- complete our online reporting form.
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.