If harmful pests and diseases get into New Zealand, they can cause damage. Biosecurity focuses on stopping them at the border or getting rid of the ones already here.
Learn about foot and mouth disease
Find all import health standards and related information
Check, Clean, Dry – prevent didymo and other pests
Found a pest or disease? Call our hotline on 0800 80 99 66
Policy and strategy to keep pests and diseases out of New Zealand
Report what you’ve found, search a list of pests, and improve biosecurity on your property
Stink bug, pea weevil, Queensland fruit fly, Indian ring-necked parakeet, granulate ambrosia beetle, and others
Horticultural, freshwater, ocean, pastoral, and tree pests and diseases currently not in NZ
Information about the current situation, support and advice for farmers, and compensation information
Kauri dieback, myrtle rust, Bonamia ostreae, velvetleaf, wilding conifers, wild rabbits, wallabies, and others
Arrival information for aircraft, boats, and clearance facilities
Our dogs find items that aren’t allowed into NZ. Learn about becoming a dog handler or fostering a puppy
Foot-and-mouth disease and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) response plans
Freshwater species like didymo, koi carp, oxygen weed, and hornwort threaten our waterways
The marine pest management system and partnerships to improve marine biosecurity
Guidance for aquaculture farmers, preparing for aquatic pests and diseases, research
Gorse, termites, caterpillars, moths, weevils, aphids, wasps, possums
What farmers can do to help keep foot and mouth disease out of NZ.
Wallabies are a pest and are spreading. We need your help to control them.
Find out how services evolved to protect NZ from pests and diseases (NZ History website).
We want to keep them out of New Zealand and you can help.