Exotic plant pest emergency response

Call the Emergency Plant Pest Hotline: 1800 084 881 to report any activity, pest or disease that you suspect is in contravention of the:

Calls to the Hotline are free on landline phones.

We will:

  • take samples of pest or the plants
  • test for pests and diseases
  • undertake control programs.

What are exotic plant pests

Exotic plant pests can be a:

  • known exotic plant pest
  • variety of a plant pest already established in Australia
  • new serious plant pest.
  • controlled pest that requires a significant emergency response to avoid a large scale epidemic.

Diseases and pests of concern to South Australia

Diseases and pests of significant concern:

Reporting suspected cases

Quick reporting can prevent a major outbreak.

You can report by:

  • calling the Emergency Plant Pest Hotline: 1800 084 881 if you detect a disease or pest
  • or submitting the online plant pest report form.

Related information

Page Last Reviewed: 03 Apr 2017
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