Reporting Marine Diseases and Pests

To report pests, signs of disease, or outbreaks, contact the National Hotline or your local state authorities.

National Hotline
To report pests and diseases in animals (including livestock, wildlife, birds and aquatic
animals) phone the ​Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.


New South Wales
NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

Unusual disease signs, or unexplained deaths in cultured or wild fish, should always be
reported to NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI).

24 hour Fishers Watch hotline 1800 043 536 for reporting fish-kill events

Reporting an aquatic animal disease:

Aquatic Biosecurity and Risk Management
Port Stephens Fisheries Institute
Phone: (02) 4982 1232


Northern Territory
Aquatic Biosecurity Unit of Northern Territory Fisheries

Phone: 0413 381 094
Fax: (08) 8999 2065


Biosecurity Queensland
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone: 13 25 23 (cost of a local call within Queensland) or +61 7 3404 6999


South Australia
Biosecurity South Australia

Department of South Australia Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)
Phone: 08 8207 7900 (general)


Biosecurity Tasmania
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Biosecurity Enquiries
Phone: 03 6165 3777


Victorian Fisheries Authority

Phone: 1800 675 888 (National Disease Watch Hotline)
Phone: 136 186 (general)


Western Australia
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

If you see any evidence of any fish diseases, or unexplained deaths in cultured or wild fish, please report it to our Fish Health Laboratories as soon as possible through any of the following:
FishWatch on 1800 815 507
Paul Hillier on (08) 9368 3357 or