Mosquito management courses

BG mosquito trap demonstration
Mosquito management equipment demonstration

The WA Department of Health runs a series of mosquito management and identification courses on a regular basis. Training is presented by Medical Entomology experts from both WA and around the country. 

Biennial 5-day mosquito management course

The highly regarded, full 5-day course is the only mosquito management training available in WA/NT and is recommended for people working in:  

  • environmental and public health 
  • environmental, water and wastewater management 
  • environmental consulting
  • environmental engineering and pest control

The course includes lectures, practical mosquito identification sessions, field work and equipment demonstrations and is offered every 2 years. The topics covered in this course include:

  • mosquito biology and ecology
  • diseases transmitted by mosquitoes
  • collection techniques (both for larval and adult mosquitoes)
  • mosquito identification
  • development of management plans
  • management/control approaches, chemicals and equipment including displays and demonstrations

The next 5-day mosquito management course will occur 9 - 13 September 2024. To register your interest please contact Medical Entomology

Short 3-day mosquito management course

The 3-day mosquito management short course is a condensed version of the full, 5-day course offered by the Department of Health. It is held every alternate year in a regional location to make training more accessible to those living outside of the Perth metropolitan and South West regions. If your local government is interested in hosting one of the courses, please contact Medical Entomology.

The next 3-day course will be held in Kununurra from 30 April - 2 May 2024. See attached for course program (PDF 181KB). Registrations will open in the near future. Please contact Medical Entomology if you would like to express your interest in attending this course. 

Last reviewed: 16-02-2024