Report a pest or disease

Reporting biosecurity risks

Help protect NSW's community, environment and economy by reporting suspect or unusual pests and diseases.

Emergency pests and diseases must be reported immediately. Notifiable pests and diseases must be reported within 1 working day.

If you’re not sure, it’s best to report anyway.

Report an emergency

Report immediately

How to report

More information

Emergency animal disease: sick, dying or dead animals
including aquatic

Animal biosecurity emergency hotline

1800 675 888

Or contact a vet

Animal biosecurity

Aquatic biosecurity

Emergency pests and diseases of plants or plant products

Exotic bees and exotic bee pests and diseases

Exotic Plant Pest hotline

1800 084 881

biosecurity@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Plant biosecurity



Honey bees

Emergency aquatic pests

Animal biosecurity emergency hotline

1800 675 888

Aquatic biosecurity

Emergency mass fish deaths: a ‘fish kill

Fishers Watch hotline

1800 043 536

Fish kills

Report other risks

Report other suspected or unusual pests and diseases online or call the NSW DPI Biosecurity Helpline on 1800 680 244.

Report within 1 working day

How to report

More information

Exotic ants

Report an exotic ant online form

1800 680 244

invasive.species@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Insect pests

Notifiable bee pests and diseases

Report a risk online form

1800 680 244

Honey bee pests & diseases

Unusual animal sightings and illegal trade

Report an unusual animal online form

1800 680 244

invasive.species@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Non-native animals

Other

Who to contact

More information

Pest animals

NSW Local Land Services

1300 795 299

Local Land Services pest control

Pest animals

Weeds

Contact your local council


If it is not a council matter:

Report a risk online form

1800 680 244

weeds@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Weeds

Chemical spill or pollution, or a possible
misuse of a chemical or pesticide

NSW EPA Environment line

131 555

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Chemical disposal

ChemClear

1800 008 182

ChemClear

Farm chemical enquiries

Report a risk online form

1800 680 244

biosecurity@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Agricultural chemicals

Not sure? Call the NSW DPI Biosecurity Helpline on 1800 680 244. Or email quarantine@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Legal requirements

The Biosecurity Act 2015 and Biosecurity Regulation 2017 require people to report the presence, or suspected presence, of a pest, disease or anything else that presents a biosecurity risk in NSW.

Under the Act everyone has a general biosecurity duty and shares responsibility to protect NSW from biosecurity threats.

Ask a question

quarantine@dpi.nsw.gov.au

NSW DPI Biosecurity Helpline 1800 680 244