Current Alerts

Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra Chip

Biosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae families. This directly effects well-known products like potatoes…

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Goolwa Beach closed to recreational Pipi fishing

Effective 5 May 2017.PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has closed Goolwa Beach to recreational fishing for Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) due to high levels E.coli found within locally sourced Pipis.Go to the Pipi closure page for more information.…

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News - Weeds & Pest Animals

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

26 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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Have your say on planned changes to weed management

7 April 2016

South Australian land owners and plant growers, including farmers, graziers, bush managers, local councils and gardeners, are invited to have their say on proposed changes to managing nine weeds.

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Be on the lookout for Red-whiskered Bulbuls

21 March 2016

Incursions of Red-whiskered Bulbuls in the Mount Lofty Ranges has prompted Biosecurity SA and Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges to be on the lookout for the bird pest.

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New device for fox and wild dog control

16 February 2016

A new device for the control of foxes and wild dogs will be available to South Australian landholders over the coming months.

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Have your say on draft fox policy

24 July 2015

South Australian landowners and other regional community members are being invited to have their say on a draft State Government fox policy.

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