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 were published in the Western Australian Government Gazette No. 88 (21 May 2010), this document can be found on the Western Australian legislation website.
From 1 July 2019, a 15 cent contribution on the sale of every sheep and goat (live or carcasses) produced within WA will be collected (previously, the rate was 10 cents per head/carcass).
These funds will be used to for 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.