Ovine Johne's disease - requirements for moving sheep interstate

Page last updated: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 3:10pm

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The national sheep industry manages ovine Johne's disease (OJD) through the National OJD Management Plan 2013-18.

Under this plan, there are no specified conditions for the movement of sheep between states. However, individual states and territories may set assurance requirements for some classes of sheep entering their jurisdiction.

Before moving sheep interstate, please contact the jurisdiction to obtain their current import requirements. Individual buyers may have additional requirements, depending on their own flock's level of biosecurity and OJD assurance.

For sheep and lambs entering WA/returning to WA from interstate agistment, OJD/National Livestock Identification System requirements are:

  • flock of origin not known or suspected to be infected with OJD
  • voluntary National Sheep Health Statement
  • National Vendor Declaration (NVD) waybill
  • NLIS approved eartag with:
    • owner's brand and NLIS logo
    • V logo if Gudair-approved vaccinates
  • LB1 - Health certificate for movement of stock to Western Australia (formerly known as AD1071).

For more information on WA OJD livestock entry requirements, go to the following webpages:

or contact Dr Anna Erickson, OJD WA coordinator
Phone +61 (0)8 9881 0211
Email anna.erickson@agric.wa.gov.au

For information on specific import requirements for livestock, see the import requirements manual or contact:

Importing sheep into the Northern Territory is prohibited except with permission from the Chief Inspector or his delegate.

Contact information

Anna Erickson
+61 (0)8 9881 0211