The glossary aims to increase clarity and consistency in the use and understanding of terms and definitions for plant health surveillance in Australia. The glossary has been developed by the Surveillance Strategy Working Group that sits under the Subcommittee on National Plant Health Surveillance.
Author(s):Surveillance Strategy Working Group
Published:April 23, 2021
Date added:May 12, 2021
Keeping an eye on pests how to report a suspect pest
Any unusual plant pest, disease or weed should be reported.
Reporting hotlines operate in both Australia and New Zealand (numbers shown below).
Pests can also be reported using apps, such as MyPestGuide™ for Australia, that allow you to submit a photo of the pest or symptoms.
Every report is taken seriously and handled confidentially. Management of calls varies in different areas, but to the same end.