For further information about import requirements for bringing equines into the state, see the webpage Importing equines into Western Australia.
Health certificate for movement of stock to Western Australia (form LB1)
The Health certificate for movement of stock to Western Australia (form LB1) contains all entry requirements for livestock entering WA and is used to certify that livestock meet these requirements. It must accompany each consignment of livestock en route into WA.
Notification of the proposed import must be made by emailing, faxing or sending the completed LB1 form to the point of entry a minimum of three days prior to arrival for private transporters, or a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival if by commercial carrier.
Liver fluke import documents
- For a summary of liver fluke entry requirements, see Importing a horse into WA? What do I need to know about liver fluke and cattle tick?
- For equines from WA travelling to the Northern Territory and returning within 28 days of departure, see form LB2.
- For equines from the NT travelling to the Kimberley region for performance competition and returning to the NT within 28 days, see form LB3.
- For equines from the liver fluke test exempt area of Australia, see form LB5.
- For equines returning to WA within 49 days of departure, see form LB6.
Importing livestock from overseas
Livestock imported from overseas must meet WA requirements as well as those of the Federal Department of Agriculture.
Stock identification and intrastate movement requirements
Stock entering WA are required to meet identification requirements and may be required to meet other intrastate movement conditions.
After entry into WA, livestock may be required to meet post-border inspection, treatment and testing requirements.
Service fees and charges exist for livestock inspections.
Quarantine WA is responsible for checking all stock imported into WA to ensure they meet the published import conditions.
Quarantine WA actively protects WA's agriculture, environment and lifestyle by conducting inspections for quarantine risk material at entry points for private travellers and commercial clients importing from interstate or overseas.
For information on specific import requirements for livestock, see the import requirements manual or contact:
Phone +61 (0)8 9334 1800
Fax +61 (0)8 9334 1880
Exemptions to import requirements
If stock do not meet the published import conditions, entry into WA may be allowed with an import permit. Import permits must be applied for and issued prior to stock movement. They cannot be issued at the border.
See import permit for an application form.
Contacts for livestock imports
For queries regarding import of livestock into WA, see Contacts for livestock imports.