Peel harvey Biosecurity Group


weed id and advice workshop

One of the most popular events in the PHBG annual calendar, the next opportunity to attend our Weed ID and Advice Workshop will be on Tuesday 30th April at the Waroona Golf Club.

Weed experts Andrew Mitchell and Greg Keighery will once again be the guest presenters, and all attendees will receive a free copy of the sought-after weed manual 'Southern Weeds and their Control'.

Registrations are essential and bookings are being taken now.

Please register using the button below, and for additional information please email or call 0409 079 156.

industry and biosecurity news

Polyphagus Shot Hole Borer (PSHB)

The tiny Polyphagus Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) which is native to south-east Asia has unfortunately been detected in trees in the Perth metropolitan area, including in Kings Park and Hyde Park.

A Quarantine Area Notice (QAN) is in place, with a quarantine area covering 25 local government areas to support the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s ongoing surveillance program to determine the spread of the pest.

Visit the website using the link below to view the quarantine map and for more information about Polyphagus Shot Hole Borer (PSHB), including how to identify and report sightings of this tiny but destructive pest to minimise the spread.

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Queensland Fruit Fly Success for DPIRD

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPRID) has worked hard to detect and eliminate Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) from Western Australia since detection in Bayswater in February 2023.

After much effort, WA has once again been declared free of this destructive pest, Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) after a successful eradication response in the Bayswater area.

"DPIRD would like to thank community members in the Bayswater area for complying with fruit movement restrictions and working with DPIRD personnel to support baiting and quarantine activities throughout the area and in private backyards"  -

Area freedom was declared on 11 March 2024 and all restrictions have now been lifted.

Read the full story here

 Rusa Deer

Image above of Rusa Deer stag shared from website

Rusa deer are one of WA's declared pest animal species as they compete with native fauna and livestock and cause damage to crops and native flora. 

Rusa deer are currently known to be present in the Shire of Harvey. Please help prevent Rusa deer spreading by reporting any sightings to the Pest and Diseases Information Service (PaDIS).

How to report a sighting:

- Email:

- Phone: 9368 3080

- Report using MyPestGuide® Reporter app or

- Report using MyPestGuide® Reporter website (link in comments).

Please read the full animal pest alert for more information