Cattle - Breeding or Store Cattle

​​The following conditions apply for the importation of cattle into Tasmania:
  • A completed Health Certificate, National Vendor Declaration and Animal Welfare Guidelines - Transport of Livestock Across Bass Strait Declaration must accompany the shipment.
  • The cattle must be identified with a National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) identification device.
  • The cattle must be inspected by the owner or person in charge within 7 days prior to movement to Tasmania, and be found free of signs of disease.
  • The cattle must not be known or suspected of being infected with, or exposed to a List A or List B disease, other than Johne's Disease, within 42 days prior to movement to Tasmania commencing.
  • The herd of origin must not be subject to any animal movement restrictions, other than restrictions for Bovine Johne's Disease.
  • Cattle that are infected or suspected of being infected with Johnes disease may be introduced into Tasmania providing the purchaser or recipient has been advised that the cattle are infected or suspected of being infected with Johnes Disease.
  • The owner or person in charge of the animals in the exporting State or Territory must certify within 7 days prior to movement to Tasmania that, to the best of their knowledge, all the above conditions have been met.
  • A Stock Inspector or Government Veterinary Officer in the state of origin must certify that after due enquiry, they have no reason to doubt the above 'owner declaration'.
PLEASE NOTE : The importer must transfer NLIS numbers of these cattle on the NLIS database within seven (7) days of arrival in Tasmania.

Application to the Chief Veterinary Officer (Contact: AnimalDisease.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au) for a Special Authority to import cattle into Tasmania may be made for cattle not meeting the above requirements.
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