The Australian Government Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry is responsible for the development and ongoing operation of the marine pests website on behalf of the National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions.

While the Department has exercised due care in updating this website, the material on the website is made available on the understanding that the Australian Government is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice.

The Australian Government does not warrant the accuracy, currency or completeness of the material, or its relevance for any particular purpose. The website may not cover all the information available on a particular issue. The website may summarise certain information for ease of comprehension. In addition, some material on the website may include views, standards or recommendations of third parties, which does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Before relying on the material contained on the website in any important matter, users should obtain appropriate professional advice to evaluate the material’s accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes. To the extent permitted by law, the Australian Government is not liable, whether in negligence or otherwise, for inaccurate data, information or advice which are relied on and cause loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind.


Links provided to other websites are provided for the user’s convenience and do not constitute endorsement of the information at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. While the Department has exercised due care in linking to other websites, it has no direct control over the content of the linked websites, the changes that may occur to the content on those websites, or the security arrangements applying to those websites. 

Links to external web sites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those web sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those web sites.

Please contact us to report any broken links.

Linking to the marine pest website

 We are happy for you to link to pages on our websites, but please observe the following conditions:

  • links must be presented in a way which fairly represents our role and our site
  • the context in which you insert the link must not give your visitors the impression that your site, or your company, is sponsored or endorsed by us
  • the context of the link must not suggest that we have created any of your content i.e. the source of the material must be clear.


The Department applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access.  However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects. The Commonwealth cannot guarantee or otherwise warrant the security or integrity of any information transmitted in this manner, and is not liable in connection with the transmission of any such information (including as a result of negligence).

Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.


Australian Government departments and agencies are required by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to ensure that online information and services are accessible by people with disabilities. This website has been designed to meet the Government Online and National Office for the Information Economy standards, including those that relate to access for people with disabilities.
If there is data that you require and it is in a format you cannot access, or if you experience any other accessibility difficulties, please contact us

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