Animal Health Australia (AHA) is a not-for-profit public company that facilitates innovative partnerships between governments, major livestock industries and other stakeholders.
We work with our Members and stakeholders to strengthen animal health in Australia and maximise confidence in the safety and quality of Australia’s livestock products in domestic and international markets.
AHA’s collaborative programs improve animal and human health, food safety and quality, market access, animal welfare, livestock productivity and national biosecurity.
AHA has 33 Members spread across four categories:
- Australian Government, state and territory governments
- livestock industry organisations
- service providers
- associate members.
The key factor behind the success of AHA’s programs is the ability of Members to work together to achieve a common outcome.
AHA’s consultative processes seek to engage Members throughout the year to ensure that all Members have the opportunity to contribute to each stage of a project.
Members have a high level of involvement in the management of all activities and have formal input to the development of company annual and strategic plans through the Members’ Forum.
The Member’s Forum meets at least twice a year to consult with the Board and management on national animal health system issues and the company’s role. This group plays a major role in prioritising company activities and enables Members to address issues of importance to their jurisdiction or industry.
The Livestock Industry Forum, comprised of AHA livestock industry Members, meets to discuss animal health issues, independent of the presence or influence of other Members, Animal Health Australia or third parties.
Meetings of the Member’s Forum and Livestock Industry Forum generally coincide with general meetings, which allows discussion of key issues directly with the Board and management and provision of feedback.
We use coordinating committees and technical advisory groups to assist program managers in the operational aspects of particular AHA programs and projects.
We also convene ad hoc consultative groups to address specific issues facing the national animal health system, the company or particular programs and projects.
Members fund AHA’s activities through annual subscriptions calculated on a formula using the gross value of production (GVP) of the industry or jurisdiction using a 3-year rolling average.
Animal Health Australia Members
- Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
- State of New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries
- State of Queensland (Qld) Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry QLD
- State of South Australia (SA) Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA
- State of Tasmania (Tas.) Department of Primary Industries, Water, Parks and Environment
- State of Victoria (Vic.) Department of Primary Industries
- State of Western Australia (WA) Department of Agriculture and Food WA
- Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Department of Territory and Municipal Services
- Northern Territory (NT) Department of Resources
- Australian Alpaca Association
- Australian Chicken Meat Federation
- Australian Dairy Farmers
- Australian Duck Meat Association (no website)
- Australian Eggs
- Australian Horse Industry Council
- Australian Lot Feeders’ Association
- Australian Pork
- Cattle Council of Australia
- Equestrian Australia
- Goat Industry Council of Australia
- Harness Racing Australia
- Sheep Producers Australia
- WoolProducers Australia
- Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp)
- Australian Meat Industry Council
- Dairy Australia
- Meat & Livestock Australia
- National Aquaculture Council Inc.
- Racing Australia
- Veterinary Schools of Australia and New Zealand Inc
- Wildlife Health Australia
- Zoo and Aquarium Association
- AHA Members’ Forum Report_Prioritising core funded services
- AHA Member Charter (pdf - 125 KB)
- Factsheet: Events at AHA
- AHA Members’ meeting request booking form