Report white spot disease

White spot disease is a highly contagious viral disease of decapod crustaceans including prawns, crabs, yabbies and lobsters. The disease can cause high mortality in prawns but is not harmful to humans.

Please use the form below to report suspect cases of white spot disease or call our customer service centre on 13 25 23.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk *.

Contact details
Sighting details
Was the crustacean seen, caught, purchased at a bait shop or purchased elsewhere (deli, seafood market etc.) * Select one option.
E.g. name of river, nearby landmarks, shop name and location.
Note: file size must be under 9MB
Do you still have the affected sample? * If yes, please follow the instructions on the next page that provides advice for samples that may require testing.
Privacy statement

Biosecurity Queensland is collecting your personal information for the purpose of controlling white spot disease under the Biosecurity Act 2014. This information will only be accessed by authorised employees within the department and will not be disclosed to any other parties unless authorised or required by law.

Last updated 16 March 2017