Forms for importing livestock into Western Australia

Page last updated: Tuesday, 5 October 2021 - 4:53pm

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. Importing producer declarations are also required prior to importation for post-entry testing and treatment protocols.

Species-specific LB1 health certificates provide this information.

Detection of Johne's disease cattle strain in WA
Johne’s disease (JD) cattle strain (C-strain) was confirmed in homebred cattle in southern WA in September 2021. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has met with WA cattle industry representatives and it has been determined that it is not technically feasible or economical to eradicate JD (C-strain). Current import conditions continue to apply until further notice. Please refer to the webpage Johne's disease in cattle: management in WA for further information.

LB1 livestock health certificates

New LB1 livestock health certificates (see Table 1) are in effect for livestock importation into WA from 1 July 2021.

The LB1 is now species-specific and requires:

  • exporting producers/managers and veterinarians to provide a signed declaration for each of the import conditions
  • for cattle Johne’s disease import conditions, an additional producer declaration if the cattle were not born on the exporting property. (See the health certificate for movement of cattle into WA and the Johne’s disease (cattle strain) cattle import conditions for WA for more information.)
  • 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.

The previous LB1 health certificate for movement of stock into WA must no longer be used.

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 1 July 2021

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

Additional producer declaration - Johne's disease requirements (cattle)

LB1 Health certificate for movement of deer into WA 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 pigs into WA Pig 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