facebook 100W youtube channel 120WWelcome to the the website of the Dieback Working Group. We are a not-for-profit organisation aimed at encouraging the awareness, education, management and treatment of the plant disease, Phytophthora Dieback.

We can help you through our range of resources available online, our directory of experts as well as treatment resources and the provision of fee-for-service training and education. Navigate via the menu items to learn more.

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  • DWG services on offer

    DWG services on offer

    Have you seen the range of services offered by the DWG? With a 21-year history in informing, educating, engaging and inspiring the public about the Phytophthora Dieback issue and working to protect the natural environment through our work towards best-practice management of the disease, the DWG has a lot to offer for those seeking awareness, engagement, education or training about the disease and its management. The DWG now offers a range of services that can be delivered as requested and taoilred to suit your specific audience. 

  • Updating the Discovering Dieback Education Program

    Updating the Discovering Dieback Education Program

    DWG is inviting Environmental Educators & School Teachers to participate in updating the award-winning Discovering Dieback Education Program. There are 30 lesson plans to choose from & we have teachers on-board from Dunsborough to Perth! But there is room for your New ideas - What’s good about a lesson? What’s bad? Advice? ALL IDEAS WELCOME!!

    Participants can be acknowledged in the final publication, plus be invited to a “Professional Development Session” to build your skills and access the final "free" teaching resource.

  • DIG2017 Registration is OPEN

    DIG2017 Registration is OPEN

    Your next conference invitation is ready!

    You are invited to join industry leaders at the next Dieback Information Group (DIG) Conference.


    This 16th annual DIG Conference is themed “Threatened Species and Communities”, because our megadiverse environment is facing extraordinary levels of species’ loss and ecosystem impact.