Tomato Potato Psyllid

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Current situation

Tomato potato psyllid (TPP) is an exotic plant pest that was detected in Australia for the first time in 2017. The psyllid was detected in several Perth backyard vegetable crops and a commercial property north of Perth.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia is working with the Western Australian horticulture industry to undertake surveillance and respond to the detection of tomato potato psyllid. A Quarantine Area is in effect for parts of WA to help minimise the spread of TPP.

Notifiable status

Tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) is a notifiable plant pest in NSW.

All notifiable plant pests and diseases must be reported within 1 working day.  You can report notifiable plant pests and diseases by one of the following methods:

A full list of notifiable plant pests and diseases can be found in Schedule 2 of the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015.

What to look for

When checking your plants or crops look for the signs and symptoms of tomato potato psyllid described in this fact sheet.


In response to the detection of tomato potato psyllid in Western Australia, NSW DPI has imposed restrictions on the importation of host plant material (including fruit), used agricultural machinery and used packaging, effective immediately.

Released/reviewed: 22 April 2020