Pests, diseases and weeds
Pests, diseases and weeds are a constant risk for primary producers, as they can have a serious impact on agricultural production and market access.
The department provides information on the prevention, management and treatment of these pests, diseases and weeds.
If you require advice about invasive plants, plant pest and disease or animals on your property, or want to report a State prohibited weed or high-risk invasive animal please contact the DEDJTR Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
To report pests and diseases of animals, call the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline – 1800 675 888 (all hours).
To report pests and diseases of plants, email a photo of the plant pest or plant damage symptoms, along with your contact details and the plant's location, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline –1800 084 881 (business hours). Reporting a suspect exotic to DEDJTR is mandatory under section 17 of the Plant Biosecurity Act.
Includes information on invasive animal species, their classification within Victoria, management responsibilities and techniques.
Pest insects and other invertebrates
Information on insects, mites, snails and nematodes that are pests in Victoria, including plague locusts and, fruit flies.
Weeds are a threat to primary production and biodiversity. Learn about the identification and eradication of weeds on Victoria's prohibited list.
Use our guide to help you recognise and manage some of the many diseases of grains, fruits, vegetables, flowers and other plants.