Pests, diseases and weeds
Pests, diseases and weeds are a constant risk for primary producers, as they can have a serious impact on agricultural production and market access.
DEPI provides information on the prevention, management and treatment of these pests, diseases and weeds.
If you require advice about invasive plants or animals on your property, or want to report a State prohibited weed or high-risk invasive animal please contact the DEPI Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
To report pests and diseases of animals, call the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline – 1800 675 888 (all hours).
To report pests and diseases of plants, call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline –1800 084 881 (business hours).
Public Consultation and Reviews
We seek feedback on key changes to the management of invasive plants and animals
New Non-indigenous Bird Management Policy
A new risk-based approach to the management of non-indigenous birds in Victoria
A number of Queensland Fruit Fly outbreaks have been declared in the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area and other regions of Victoria.
Includes information on invasive animal species, their classification within Victoria, management responsibilities and techniques.
Information on insects, mites, snails and nematodes that are pests in Victoria, including plague locusts and, fruit flies.
Weeds are a threat to primary production and biodiversity. Learn about the identification and eradication of weeds on Victoria's prohibited list.
Use our guide to help you recognise and manage some of the many diseases of grains, fruits, vegetables, flowers and other plants.