To help prevent new invasive animal problems, governments need to put systems in place to ensure that ‘high risk’ species – those that could readily establish and become pests in the wild – are not imported into Australia. Click on the “Risk Assessments” link to the right to find information and guidelines on current risk assessment systems.

  • Policies, legislation, agencies and programs
    This page contains links to many relevant policies, strategies and guidelines at state, national and international levels.
  • Prevention
    Use this page to link to risk assessment and distribution models and case studies, eg Savannah cat import ban.
  • Detection & Eradication
    Links to predictive and interactive mapping resources, information on detection techniques and case studies from both Australian and overseas.
  • Risk assessment
    Contains information and links on risk assessment policies and models, and pest animal alerts


MichelleChristy_headshotMichelle Christy is the National Incursions Response Facilitator. Michelle’s role is to support actions and provide advice for invasive vertebrate pest incursion prevention and response planning.

Michelle is based in Perth, WA and can be contacted at: Biosecurity and Regulation, Agriculture and Food, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Last updated: June 19, 2018

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