Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock

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

Their review focus(s)es 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.

Submit your feedback

You can now provide feedback on a draft report released by the committee. This draft report focuses on the standards for the export of livestock by air.
To have your say:

Submit your feedback by 18 July 2019.

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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.

Out of scope:

  • Requirements for all activities after the animals are unloaded from the aircraft in the importing country.
  • All requirements about the aircraft used to export livestock. 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.

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

Their review focus(s)es 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.

Submit your feedback

You can now provide feedback on a draft report released by the committee. This draft report focuses on the standards for the export of livestock by air.
To have your say:

Submit your feedback by 18 July 2019.

Register in Have Your Say and follow this project for updates.

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.

Out of scope:

  • Requirements for all activities after the animals are unloaded from the aircraft in the importing country.
  • All requirements about the aircraft used to export livestock. 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.