Animals that can be imported with entry requirements

​​​​​​​​​​Import conditions by species​​​​​​

Click on species to find import conditions with which you must comply and appropriate paperwork that must be completed. Some animals listed here may be imported without import conditions under the Animal Health Act (those marked with an asterisk*), however restrictions may apply under other legislation.

Alpaca and other South American camelids

Bees and apiary products
Import restrictions have been changed (1 January 2017)

Biological control agents

Bovine (cattle) (including ova, embryos and semen) Cage birds*




Cane toads - non-viable

Circus animals (including racing pigs)


Dung beetles*


Fish and Fish Products

  • For slaughter
  • Breeding pigs from northern Australia
  • Breeding pigs from southern Australia
  • Transitory pigs - including show pigs, racing pigs and circus pigs
Preserved specimens




  • Breeding sheep or store sheep (including Flinders Island)
  • For slaughter
  • Sheep returning to Tasmania
Vaccines and diagnostic reagents

The document below outlines the requirements for importing and keeping wildlife in Tasmania and replaces the former Importing and Keeping Birds in Tasmania document.

  Requirements for Importing and Keeping Wildlife in Tasmania   (607Kb)​

All entry conditions published on this website must be observed. There are heavy penalties for importing animals, disease agents or restricted materials contrary to the prescribed entry conditions.

It is a condition of entry that all animals are healthy. Animals known to be in their final trimester of pregnancy, or showing signs of advanced pregnancy, should not be transported across Bass Strait. Animal welfare requirements for the transport of livestock across Bass Strait are outlined in the Animal Welfare Guidelines - Transport of Livestock Across Bass Strait, including the Animal Welfare declaration that must be signed by the transporter and master of the vessel. See also Movement Requirements for Stock.

Where there is no authority published on this website you may apply to the Chief Veterinary Officer for a Special Authority. Contact:​

The application will be considered and an authority to import may be granted if considered safe to do so. You may be charged an application fee for this service. Animals and necessary paperwork must be presented for inspection upon arrival in Tasmania. A fee will be charged for this inspection. ​

Importa​​nt additional information

The Animal Health Act does not replace import controls enacted under other Tasmanian legislation. For example:​

Wildlife and native species - importation of many species may also be affected by the Nature Conservation Act 2002. The Nature Conservation Act governs the importation and keeping of wildlife in Tasmania.  If you wish to import any animal that is not classified as domestic dog, domestic cat or domestic stock (see schedule 7 of the Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010 for a definition of 'domestic stock'), you will need to contact the Wildlife Managment Branch to apply for an import permit. This is in addition to any import requirements listed on this website. See also: Wildlife Import Policy & Procedures.

See also:


Biosecurity Tasmania (Biosecurity) Enquiries
13 St. Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777
Fax: 03 6173 0225

Wildlife Management Branch
Level 8, 59 Liverpool St
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253

Animal Disease Enquiries
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3263