In Australia, management of pest animals may be complex and regulated by various . Each of Australia’s jurisdictions has their own legislation and strategies for managing pest animals consistent with […]

New and emerging

A ‘new and emerging’ vertebrate pest problem may be caused by the establishment of pest populations of species previously not found in Australia, or the expansion of a already established […]


To help prevent new invasive animal problems, governments need to put systems in place to ensure that ‘high risk’ species – those that could readily establish and become pests in […]

DSS Tool Links

Fish Identification Fishbase provides comprehensive species data, including information on taxonomy, geographical distribution, biometrics and morphology, behaviours and habitats, ecology and population dynamics as well as reproductive, metabolic and genetic […]


Policies and best practice guidelines See page Australia – national Australia – state plans International Agencies Models Risk assessments Case studies Savannah cat import ban CRC submission Final environmental assessment […]

Connect: Tasmania

Biosecurity Tasmania (a division of the Department of Primary Industries, parks, water and Environment – DPIPWE) is the lead agency responsible for wildlife management including pest animals and incursions of […]

Rapid response to new fish incursions

Some introduced freshwater fish species have had devastating impacts on Australia’s native freshwater fish species and other aquatic life and ecosystems. Introduced or ‘alien’ fish usually have a high rate […]

PestSmart Connect is a toolkit of information on best practice pest animals management in Australia.