Infectious diseases

WHA engages with national and jurisdictional biosecurity hazard management agencies to provide a wildlife health perspective. This promotes effective emergency prevention, preparedness, recovery and response for notifiable and emergency animal diseases.

If you suspect an emergency animal disease, notifiable disease or exotic pest, you should immediately report it by calling the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline (1800 675 888).

If you wish to report unusual signs of disease or death related to an infectious disease in Australian wildlife, please contact your State or Territory WHA Coordinator.

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Wildlife Health Australia aims to link, inform and support people and organisations who work with or have an interest in wildlife health across Australia through technical advice, facilitation, communications and professional support.