How to report a concern

See something unusual? Report it. Even if you’re not sure.

If you suspect a pest or disease outbreak or have seen something unusual and you’re not sure whether it’s an exotic pest, weed or disease – please report it.

Small signs may be an early indication that something is wrong. Early reporting gives us the best chance to stop the spread of a pest or disease outbreak.

Reporting is easy.

Just phone the hotline, wherever you are in Australia or go to one of the links below.

This will put you in touch with the department responsible for biosecurity in your state or territory.

Animal pests and diseases

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.

Plant and bee pests and diseases, and weeds

To report plant and bee pests or diseases, and weeds phone the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.

Marine pests and diseases

Report a marine pest or disease

Mail, goods, containers and vessels

Report a biosecurity concern associated with imported goods, containers or vessels.