Australian Plant Pest Database

The Australian Plant Pest Database (APPD) collates vouchered pest and plant pathogen specimens from herbaria and insect collections across Australia. The purpose of APPD is to support market access and inform government policy decision making. Due to the sensitive nature of the data housed in APPD, access is restricted to specific government personnel as determined by the APPD Steering Committee.
If you require Australian pest surveillance and/or status information, you are encouraged to directly contact your state agriculture department or the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
To apply for access to the APPD please:
  1. Create an ALA account (via this link), and
  2. Send an email to, providing
    • Your ALA account login
    • Affiliation, and
    • Outline of the purpose for requiring access to APPD.
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