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 the wild – are not imported into Australia. Click on the “Risk Assessments” link to the right to find information and guidelines on current risk assessment systems.
- Policies, legislation, agencies and programs
This page contains links to many relevant policies, strategies and guidelines at state, national and international levels.
Use this page to link to risk assessment and distribution models and case studies, eg Savannah cat import ban.
- Detection & Eradication
Links to predictive and interactive mapping resources, information on detection techniques and case studies from both Australian and overseas.
- Risk assessment
Contains information and links on risk assessment policies and models, and pest animal alerts
- Draft National Incursion Prevention and Response Strategy for Potentially Invasive Animals - CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED The National Incursion Prevention and Response Strategy for Potentially Invasive Animals 2017 to 2022 (NIPR Strategy) aims at enhancing the current Australian Government approach to incursion management by providing opportunities […]
- Outbreak: National pest and disease outbreaks - Website providing local, state and national information about Australian responses to current outbreaks of animal (including aquatic), plant and marine pests and diseases.
- National Incursion Response Plan for Terrestrial Snakes - This Plan should be used by Incursion Response Specialists and professional snake handlers only. This plan provides basic information and procedures that can be used to respond to terrestrial snake incursions […]
- DNA tracking could help fight against ‘ninja-turtle’ pest - A new scientific publication, commissioned by the Victorian Government, confirms that eradication of an established pest species can be extremely resource intensive and costly, and recommends future investment in novel […]
- Stowaway frogs being stopped by border security - An analysis of stowaway frogs coming into Australia has shown that strict biosecurity measures at borders and within the country are reducing the risk of introduction of new diseases by […]
- Red-whiskered bulbul – new incursion or range expansion? - Between February and May this year, at least seven introduced red-whiskered bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus) were spotted in the Adelaide Hills in Houghton, Cudlee Creek and Mt Torrens. Biosecurity SA, Natural […]
- Pest bird threat removed from Fremantle - Residents near ports are reminded to keep watch for unusual birds, following the removal of an exotic pest bird from the Fremantle area. The Department of Agriculture and Food removed […]
- Stop new pest invasions this holiday season - The Invasive Animals CRC reminds everyone to be vigilant when travelling internationally and domestically to stop new vertebrate pests entering, and moving within, Australia.
- Snakes enter Australia through postal system - Biosecurity inspectors recently foiled an attempt to smuggle snakes into Australia through the postal system in concealed in plywood boxes
- Illegal pet trade increases Boa constrictor incursion risk - Large female red-tailed boa constrictor found inside a disused shed south of Melbourne
- 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 […]
Michelle Christy is the National Incursions Response Facilitator. Michelle’s role is to support actions and provide advice for invasive vertebrate pest incursion prevention and response planning.
Michelle is based in Perth, WA and can be contacted at: Biosecurity and Regulation, Agriculture and Food, Department of Primary Industries and Regional DevelopmentLast updated: June 19, 2018