Incident Information

Information is available on a number of current wildlife health incidents in Australia, as well as selected long-term health investigations and historic wildlife health incidents. Detailed information is available in the national electronic Wildlife Health Information System (eWHIS).

Use the search bar to find information on wildlife health incidents. 

Some recent incidents of national interest have been supplied as quick links in the side menu.


Rainbow lorikeet deaths

In early March 2012, a number of wild rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) were report as dead or sick at a number of sites in the eastern and north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Sick...
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Rotavirus mortalities of pigeons

Since mid-2016, high levels of mortalities in kept pigeons (racing and fancy) have occurred in lofts across some states of Australia (Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, South...
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Save the Tasmanian Devil (STTD) Program

The Australian and Tasmanian governments, as well as many people within Tasmania, Australia and around the world are fighting to manage a disease that is decimating populations of Tasmanian...
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Shearwater mortalities

In October 2013, dead shearwaters (Puffinus spp.) were washing up along beaches and coastlines from Queensland to South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. The majority of the birds...
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Skin disease in free-living Eastern water dragons in southeast Queensland

A severe, proliferative skin disease, caused by a fungus, has been detected in free-living reptiles in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.  The disease has been confirmed...
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