Current Alerts

Port Noarlunga Reef prohibition on spearfishing

Spear fishing by hand, gun or other device is prohibited in the Port Noarlunga Reef area.This is consistent with the historical use of the Port Noarlunga Reef as a highly popular swimming location.PIRSA reminds all fishers that any form of spear fish…

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Fruit fly outbreaks in Woodville Gardens & West Hindmarsh areas

An outbreak of Queensland Fruit Fly (Q-fly) has been declared in the Woodville Gardens area following the detection of three male flies in the area on Friday 19 January 2018, and a total of 5 single flies within the previous 14 days.An outbreak of Qu…

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News - Weeds & Pest Animals

New 'one stop shop' for cactus control

4 December 2017

Management of prickly invasive cacti has received a boost with a new comprehensive manual now available in South Australia.

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Smart gardeners can use the new smart app to whack a weed in SA

20 November 2017

Gardeners and farmers can whack a weed with certainty thanks to a new app with the most up-to-date information on identifying and controlling declared weeds.

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End to illegal hunting on private and public land

22 September 2017

South Australians are reminded that any hunting of pest animals on public land without written authority is prohibited, following recent concerns over public safety and shootings of livestock.

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Mice baiting and chemical use alert to combat plague

13 July 2017

Famers are being advised to follow best practice chemical use when combatting mice numbers, which have now reached plague proportions in some areas of South Australia.

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Red-whiskered bulbul amnesty ends this month

18 May 2017

Bird owners are reminded that the current statewide amnesty on captive red-whiskered bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus) finishes at the end of the month.

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Red-whiskered bulbuls amnesty

24 April 2017

A statewide amnesty has been declared to encourage the surrender of any captive red-whiskered bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus).

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SA Wild Dog Strategic Plan to protect South Australia's livestock

22 November 2016

The $1.55 million South Australian Wild Dog Strategic Plan today released by the State Government provides a blueprint for wild dog management across the State.

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Search continues for high-risk Red-whiskered Bulbul birds

17 October 2016

A State Government program to identify and eradicate Red-whiskered Bulbuls is currently underway to prevent the pest bird from being established in South Australia.

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Consultation extended to have your say on declared plant review

10 June 2016

The State Government is calling on community and industry members to have their say on a major review of weeds in the state. Consultation on the final phase of the review has been extended until Friday 17 June to encourage further feedback on five ne…

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What's growing in your garden? Have your say on weed review

20 May 2016

Biosecurity SA is inviting home gardeners to have their say on backyard plants that could be banned from sale in South Australia under the declared plant review.

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