The Sheep and Goat IFS commenced on 1 July 2010 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 can be found on the Western Australian legislation website.
A 17 cent contribution on the sale of every sheep and goat (live or carcasses) produced within WA is payable to fund programs to control virulent footrot and wild dogs, and may also be used to manage potential future incursions of other pests/diseases that are a priority to the WA sheep/goat industry. The scheme operates across the whole of WA.