From 1 July 2010, the Sheep and Goat IFS commenced to address biosecurity threats relevant to the WA sheep/goat industry. The scheme uses funding arrangements authorised under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act), whereby contributions are collected from the WA sheep/goat industry.
The regulations enabling the Sheep and Goat IFS were published in the Western Australian Government Gazette No. 88 (21 May 2010), this document can be found on the Western Australian legislation website.
The Minister for Agriculture and Food has approved the Sheep and Goat IFS 2018/19 area of operation and contribution rate. This notice was published in the Western Australian Government Gazette, which can be found on the Western Australian legislation website.
During 2018/19, a 10 cent contribution on the sale of all sheep and goats (live or carcasses) produced within WA will be collected. This will be used to fund a program to control virulent footrot, and may also be used to manage potential future incursions of other pests/diseases that are a priority to the WA sheep/goat industry. During 2018/19, the scheme will operate across the whole of WA.