Peel harvey Biosecurity Group


Still time to book in for a RPP session

The PHBG are hosting sessions for landholders to develop a Registered Pesticide Permit that allow the use of bait products such as 1080 for the effective control of feral animals.

To register or for more information contract: or 0419 736 207

Vertebrate Pest Forum

The Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) will host a Vertebrate Pest Control Forum in Waroona on Monday, June 24th. 

The forum has been designed to bring together stakeholders within the feral animal space to discuss future trends and innovations as well as sharing knowledge and experience.

Event details-

Date: Monday the 24th of June
Time: 8.30am to 5pm
Venue: Forest Edge Recreation Camp, 133 Weller Road

There is no cost to attendees. Interested participants are encouraged to register by contacting us via email at or by calling 0438 741 875

Cape Tulip Control and Equipment Demonstration Event 

Cape tulip is a toxic weed that germinate during winter. The PHBG have a range of weed wipers that can be loaned free of charge for seven days to assist landholders during its short control window from July to October.

Come along to hear about the services available to landholders to assist with weed control at this local event. 

Event Details-

Date: Saturday, 29th June
Time: 9am to 12pm
Venue: Coolup Hall
22 Murray Street, Coolup (TBC)

For more information: email or call 0499 502 524

Steeds and Weeds Event 

Yarloop CRC are hosting a workshop to support laNDholders during the change of the season.

The PHBG will be presenting on weed control and other invasive species management during the winter months focused on sustainable land management  practises that can help bring your property back from a tough season.

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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.

The photo above has been shared from the website.

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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