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Strategic Priority One

Effectively manage and strengthen Australia’s emergency animal disease response arrangements through successful partnerships with Members



Safeguard the integrity of the Deed* to ensure the effectiveness and currency of the response framework and supporting tools.


Improve collaboration across governments and livestock industries to enhance emergency animal disease preparedness and response.


  • Nationally agreed and useable response framework and supporting tools that are fit-for-purpose and readily available.
  • Enhanced emergency animal disease preparedness and response arrangements are gained through improved collaboration between Members.
  • All signatories to the Deed are Members of AHA.

*The Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (commonly known as the Deed or EADRA) is a contractual arrangement that brings together the Commonwealth, state and territory governments and livestock industry groups to collectively and significantly increase Australia’s capacity to prepare for, and respond to, emergency animal disease incursions. The Deed is a world-first initiative, and AHA is its custodian.


Page reviewed: 20/10/2015