Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock

Submissions closed.

The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock are under review. We have appointed a Technical Advisory Committee to conduct this review.

Their review will focus on two key components of the standards:

  • Current: review of the standards for export of livestock by air.
  • Complete: review of the standards for export of livestock by sea.

Read the background on the review.

Issues paper

Thank you for providing your feedback on the issues paper. This paper focused on the standards for the export of livestock by air.

What happens next

Your feedback will be considered by the committee to inform a draft report which will be released for feedback in mid-June 2019.

Out of scope

The standards specify activities that must be undertaken:

  • in Australia to prepare the animals for export (additional to other national standards and state or territory laws)
  • on the export journey itself.

Requirements for all activities after the animals are unloaded from the aircraft in the importing country are out of the scope.

All requirements about the aircraft used to export livestock are also out of scope. Requirements for vehicles and aircraft are set by the relevant transporting authority.

Responsibilities for AAVs are also broadly contained in laws including the Export Control (Animals) Order 2004.

Submissions closed.

The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock are under review. We have appointed a Technical Advisory Committee to conduct this review.

Their review will focus on two key components of the standards:

  • Current: review of the standards for export of livestock by air.
  • Complete: review of the standards for export of livestock by sea.

Read the background on the review.

Issues paper

Thank you for providing your feedback on the issues paper. This paper focused on the standards for the export of livestock by air.

What happens next

Your feedback will be considered by the committee to inform a draft report which will be released for feedback in mid-June 2019.

Out of scope

The standards specify activities that must be undertaken:

  • in Australia to prepare the animals for export (additional to other national standards and state or territory laws)
  • on the export journey itself.

Requirements for all activities after the animals are unloaded from the aircraft in the importing country are out of the scope.

All requirements about the aircraft used to export livestock are also out of scope. Requirements for vehicles and aircraft are set by the relevant transporting authority.

Responsibilities for AAVs are also broadly contained in laws including the Export Control (Animals) Order 2004.