Forms for importing livestock and livestock products into Western Australia

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Western Australia is free of some diseases that are endemic to other areas in Australia. Exporting producers and veterinarians are required to make declarations on the disease status of livestock being imported into WA and the pre- and post-entry testing and treatment protocols. Declarations from importing producers are also required before importation for post-entry testing and treatment protocols.

WA's LB1 health certificates specific to each livestock species and commodity are used to record this information.

Japanese encephalitis detection in eastern states: suspension of live pig movements into WA and import conditions for semen movements into WA

Following the detection of Japanese encephalitis in other Australian states/territories, DPIRD, in consultation with industry, implemented new import conditions for the movement of semen into WA to reduce the likelihood of introduction of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEv) into WA.

 

The new import conditions came into effect on 7 March 2022 and take the form of the LB1 Health Certificate for the movement of Porcine Semen into Western Australia (Parts 1,2 and 3).

 

For the movement of semen into WA from 6 May 2024 to 27 October 2024 (inclusive), DPIRD will assess import permit applications for an exemption from the published import condition for testing of donor boars (import condition – part 3b via and vi b) in recognition of the lower level of vector activity during this timeframe.

 

The import permit application must be signed by the WA importing producer and should detail the semen collection centre and all relevant importing properties, including the Property Identification Codes and physical address and should be submitted to animalbiosecurity@dpird.wa.gov.au 

LB1 livestock health certificates for movement of stock into WA

The LB1 is species or commodity specific and requires:

  • exporting producers/managers and veterinarians to provide a signed declaration for each of the import conditions
  • importing producers/managers to complete a section of the health certificate before the livestock are imported which:
    • confirms with the exporting producer/manager that they have understood and met WA’s import conditions and
    • describes the post-entry conditions for liver fluke and footrot.

Note: A PDF viewer is required to open some of the forms below, which can be downloaded from Adobe Acrobat.

Table 1 LB1 health certificates for importing livestock into WA from 17 January 2022
Parts 1 and 2 Part 3
LB1 Health certificate for movement of camelids into WA Camelid import requirements
LB1 Health certificate for movement of cattle, buffalo and hybrids into WA Cattle, buffalo and hybrids import requirements
LB1 Health certificate for movement of deer

Deer import requirements

LB1 Health certificate for movement of goats into WA

Goat import requirements

LB1 Health certificate for movement of horses into WA Horse import requirements
LB1 Health certificate for movement of porcine semen into WA Porcine semen import requirements
LB1 Health certificate for movement of sheep into WA Sheep import requirements
liver fluke map
Liver fluke import requirements for WA according to area

The current liver fluke map can be printed out from this PDF link.

Exemption forms referred to in the LB1 are contained in Table 2 below.

Table 2 Exemption forms
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LB2 -
Equines from Western Australia travelling to Northern Territory and returning within 28 days of departure
LB2 -
Equines from Western Australia travelling to Northern Territory and returning within 28 days of departure
LB3 -
Equines from the Northern Territory travelling to the Kimberley Region for performance competition and returning to the Northern Territory within 28 days
LB3 -
Equines from the Northern Territory travelling to the Kimberley Region for performance competition and returning to the Northern Territory within 28 days
LB5 -
Equines, ruminants and camelids from the Liver Fluke Test Exempt Area of Australia

LB5 -
Equines, ruminants and camelids from the Liver Fluke Test Exempt Area of Australia

LB6 -
Equines, ruminants and camelids returning to Western Australia within 49 days of departure

LB6 -
Equines, ruminants and camelids returning to Western Australia within 49 days of departure

LB7 -
Ruminants and camelids returning to Western Australia within 49 days of departure

LB7 -
Ruminants and camelids returning to Western Australia within 49 days of departure

LB10 -
Equines, ruminants and camelids returning to Western Australia within 10 days of departure - Declaration of re-entry

LB10 -
Equines, ruminants and camelids returning to Western Australia within 10 days of departure - Declaration of re-entry

Contact information

Livestock Biosecurity