There is currently no cure and no vaccine for any mosquito-borne disease acquired in WA.

The peak mosquito season for the South West (including the Perth metropolitan area) of WA are the spring and summer months, from September to March.

The only way to prevent infection is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Below are some handy tips that can help you:

  • Cover up: Wear long, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing, covering as much of the body as you can.
  • Repel: When outdoors and mosquitoes are present, apply insect repellent containing DEET (diethyltoluamide) or picaridin evenly to exposed skin.
  • Clean up: Simple changes around your home can reduce mosquito breeding. Remove, empty or cover water-holding containers.

Fact Sheets and References

Preventing mosquito bites at home

Preventing mosquito bites on holiday in Australia

Preventing mosquito bites on holiday overseas

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes

Insect repellent

For further information relating to Mosquitos, please contact the Shire's Health Services team on (08) 9526 1111 or by emailing