Forms for importing livestock and livestock products into Western Australia

Page last updated: Monday, 7 March 2022 - 6:08pm

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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 new import conditions for semen movements into WA

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

 

This amendment to import conditions is in effect from 7 March 2022.

 

A new health certificate for movement of semen into WA has been developed, with Part 3 containing the import conditions which should be reviewed by all parties intending to move semen into WA to ensure that all consignments of semen meet WA’s import conditions.

 

Exporting semen collection centre managers that are unable to meet the pig semen import requirements may submit an import permit application to animalbiosecurity@dpird.wa.gov.au.

 

The import permit application should include submission of a completed LB1 Health Certificate for the movement of Porcine Semen into Western Australia (Part 1 and 2) to indicate which import conditions are met.

 

Sufficient evidence must be provided on any import conditions that cannot be met and the equivalent measures to be implemented, to enable DPIRD to undertake a detailed risk assessment of JE status of the boar, boar property of origin, semen collection centre and the semen intended for importation into WA.

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