Peel harvey Biosecurity Group



The PHBG team looks forward to welcoming guests at our new Pinjarra office for this upcoming pest bird event.  

Presenters from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), Birdlife and the PHBG will explain which pest birds to be on the watch for in our region and how to report sightings, and share information on their control.

Following a recent confirmed sighting of a house crow (Corvus splendens) in the Perth metropolitan area, building awareness of this emerging threat is crucial and will form part of the presentation.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please register for catering purposes and to advise of any dietary requirements.

Event information:

Date: Tuesday, 5th of December 2023 

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: PHBG Pinjarra Office, 8 George St, Pinjarra. Parking is available at the rear of the building at Cantwell Park.

Cost: FREE

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rabbit control event

The Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) will be offering landholders a chance to ask their feral rabbit control questions and collect loan equipment just before the upcoming Lake Clifton Herron Residents Association Inc. (LCHRA) December meeting. 

Date: Monday, 11th of December 2023 

Location: Lake Clifton Herron Hall, 114 Tuart Grove Ave, Lake Clifton WA 6215

Equipment collection hub

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bookings essential. 

Rabbit control Q & A session

Time: 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Please register using the button below. For additional information please contact or call 0419 736 207. 

industry news

Red Dwarf Honey Bees 

A Quarantine Area has been declared for the Burrup Peninsula in the Pilbara (see map) to support a biosecurity response to eradicate Red dwarf honey bee. 

Red dwarf honey bees and the parasitic mites which they may carry are native to South Asia and parts of Southeast Asia. Unfortunately there have been red dwarf honey bee detections in Dampier and Karratha this year. 

Queensland Fruit Fly

As was reported in the PHBG winter 2023 newsletter, DPIRD is working to stop the spread of the significant invasive pest, Queensland fruit fly (Qfly), after a confirmed detection in Bayswater.

As at 15th August 2023, a quarantine area is still declared covering 15km radius around the suburbs of Bayswater and Belmont. Read the full article to see what areas are affected by the restrictions and learn more about this serious pest.

Any sightings should be reported to Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
Phone +61 (0)8 9368 3080

 Feral deer - what to do about rising numbers? 

This article from the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions cites the annual economic impact from feral deer to be around $90 million, and outlines the research, development and engagement underway at a national level to tackle feral deer.