1. Marine Pests
  2. Report a pest

Report a pest

​​See something unusual? Report it. Even if you’re not sure.

Report marine pests as soon as possible. Give us the best chance to stop the spread.

Take photos

Take a few close up photos from different angles. Use something for size reference (like a coin or note).

If your camera has GPS, turn it on.

Check the location

Record your exact location. Include as many details about where you found the pest as you can.

You can screenshot your map app or use photo geotagging on your phone. You can turn geotagging on in your phone settings.

Note the date and how many you saw.

Report a sighting near you

Contact the state or territory authority where you found the pest.

Unsure if it is a marine pest? Report it anyway.

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New South Wales

Department of Primary Industries

DPI Aquatic Biosecurity
Port Stephens Fisheries Institute
Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Phone 02 4916 3877 (recorded 24 hour hotline)

Complete the online form

Email: aquatic.pests@industry.nsw.gov.au

Northern Territory

Department of Primary Industry and Resources (Fishwatch)

24-hour hotline 1800 891 136

Mobile 0413 381 094

Email aquaticbiosecurity@nt.gov.au

NT Fishing Mate app.

Queensland

Biosecurity Queensland

Phone 13 25 23

South Australia

Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia (Fishwatch)

Phone 1800 065 522

Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Phone 1300 368 550

Victoria

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Phone 13 61 86

Email: marine.pests@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Western Australia

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (Fishwatch)

Phone 1800 815 507