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Livestock Movements

Animal Health Australia (AHA) coordinates industry-funded programs to manage some diseases in sheep, cattle, goats, deer and alpacas. Controlling livestock movements can be important for disease management and livestock traceability.

States and territory requirements

When moving livestock from one property to another, owners must follow mandatory requirements (e.g. traceability) depending on which animals are being moved and where they are going.

State and territory government agencies often require movement documents, such as animal health declarations, for movement of livestock into them. They may also require testing and/or certification.

Before moving any livestock to a different state/territory, owners should check the requirements with a local animal health officer or on the relevant state or territory website:

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Page reviewed: 21/04/2020