Bovine

Bovine semen from licensed or accredited centres


The following entry conditions apply:
  • The person responsible for consigning the semen must declare that the semen;
      a) was collected in a licensed or accredited artificial breeding centre in Australia, or
      b) was imported into Australia under Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) semen collection protocols.


Bovine semen from unlicensed centres (custom collected) collected after 31 December 1998


The following entry conditions apply:
  • A completed Health Certificate must accompany the shipment.
  • The person responsible for consigning the semen must certify that:

      1. The donor bull/s must either
        a) have had the ELISA test for Enzootic Bovine Leucosis (EBL), with negative results, no less than 42 days after the collection of the semen; or
        b) must have been eligible for entry into Tasmania without EBL testing at the time of collection; and

      2. The donor's herd origin has existed for at least 3 years prior to semen collection. Changes of ownership or location need not disqualify the donor herd if the certifying authority is satisfied that disease monitoring of the herd has been adequate; and

      3. The donor's herd was not subject to any movement restrictions at the time of collection; and

      4. The semen was collected after 31 December 1998.

  • An Inspector authorised by the Chief Veterinary Officer or Veterinary Surgeon in the State or Territory of origin, must certify that they have no reason to doubt the consignor declaration.

Bovine ova and embryos

Bovine ova or embryos need not be collected at a licensed or accredited centre providing all of the following collection requirements have been met.

The following entry conditions apply:
    • A completed Health Certificate must accompany the shipment.
    • The person responsible for consigning the ova/embryos must certify that:
      • All of the ova and embryos were collected and processed in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code.


Bovine semen collected outside of licensed or accredited centre (custom collected semen) prior to 31 December 1998


Bovine semen collected outside of a licensed centre prior to 31 December 1998 may not be imported unless granted a Special Authority by the Chief Veterinary Officer. You will need to apply for a Special Authority (Application to Import Custom Collected Semen prior to 1998). Each application will be considered individually and if granted, import conditions will be set at the discretion of the Chief Veterinary Officer.

Application to import custom collected semen prior to 31 December 1998

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