Biosecurity incursions

The risk of an exotic pest or disease entering Australia is always present.

The potential repercussions of an outbreak include; transport restrictions, costs of animal treatment or culling, potential loss of international or domestic markets. Some pests and diseases may also impact on human health.


Animal Disease and Plant Pest hotline numbers

The Emergency Animal Disease Watch hotline phone number is 1800 675 888.

The Exotic Plant Pest hotline phone number is 1800 084 88.



Find out what you can do to prepare for an outbreak and what to do if there is an outbreak through a visit to the Emergency animal diseases preparedness website.

Emergency animal diseases preparedness

Information on current outbreaks can be found by visiting the national pest & disease outbreaks webpage.

National pest and disease outbreaks

Please find the Australian Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry biosecurity webpage linked below. The page links to biosecurity legislation and risk analyses.

Federal Government Biosecurity

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) and lumpy skin disease (LSD) risks are explained on the Meat and Livestock website, linked below.

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) and lumpy skin disease (LSD)

Please find contact details for the QLD NT and WA biosecurity departments below:

For disaster assistance and services follow the link below:

Disaster Assistance and Services.

Lumpy skin disease is in Indonesia and is a threat to Australia’s biosecurity.