There is an enormous range of diseases, pests and weeds that can affect the environment and crop production in Australia.

Some are already present in Australia and may be confined to small areas of the country. Others are yet to arrive on our shores.

Either way, once present they can spread from one part of Australia to another through the movement of fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers, plant products and soil.

The spread of environmental pests can have a devastating affect on our unique plants and wildlife.

The introduction of a pest, disease or weed into a production area can result in expensive controls being implemented and in a loss of markets, which can cost industries and the community millions of dollars.

If you notice any unusual pest or diseases symptoms on plants during your travels, please report it to 1800 084 881 as soon as possible. What you have found could be exotic and potentially damaging to that state or territory or to Australia.

Tomato potato psyllid
Tomato potato psyllid
Found in: WA, around Perth
Green snail
Green snail
Found in: WA, around Perth
Large earth bumblebee
Large earth bumblebee
Found in: TAS
Small hive beetle
Small hive beetle
Found in: NSW, QLD
Potato cyst nematode
Potato cyst nematode
Found in: VIC
European house borer
European house borer
Found in: WA
Myrtle rust
Myrtle rust
Found in: QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS
Lupin anthracnose
Lupin anthracnose
Found in: WA & SA
Electric ants
Electric ants
Found in: Parts of QLD
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus
Found in: QLD, NT & WA
Queensland fruit fly
Queensland fruit fly
Found in: QLD, NSW, VIC, NT