Stop the spread of marine pests
Be aware. Know the risks. You can help protect Australia's oceans.
Marine Pest Plan
Our national priorities for marine pest biosecurity.
Manage biofouling on your vessels, equipment and structures.
Vessels can transport marine pests between locations. Follow our biofouling guidelines. Protect Australia’s oceans.
Marine pests can spread when you move equipment and vessels between locations. Follow our biofouling guidelines.
Ports and marinas
Protect your port or marina. Educate your staff. Keep watch for pests. Make sure vessel operators manage biofouling.
Marine pests can damage structures and equipment. Anything you submerge in water can be a risk. Follow our biofouling guidelines.
Recreation and community
Marine pests could devastate our ocean industries and way of life.
You can help stop the spread of marine pests. There are simple actions you can take.
Identify marine pests
We need your help to keep watch for marine pests.
Read our marine pest guides. Includes features and known locations of marine pests of concern.
Report anything unusual
See something unusual? Report it. Even if you’re not sure.
You can report suspected pests to your state or territory authority.
Map of marine pests
Check for marine pests in a particular area. Includes details of established pests and pests to keep watch for.
We update the map with new locations as information is available.