For further information about import requirements for bringing ruminants into the state, see Importing ruminants into Western Australia.
Health certificate for movement of livestock to Western Australia — form LB1
The Health certificate for movement of livestock to Western Australia (form LB1) contains all import 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.
Note that new species-specific LB1 health certificates must be used from 1 July 2021. The species-specific health certificates can be downloaded from the webpage: Forms for importing livestock into WA.
Notification of the proposed import must be made by emailing the completed LB1 document to the point of entry a minimum of three days prior to arrival.
Johne’s disease and liver fluke import documents
- For a declaration of re-entry of stock for ruminants departing WA and returning within 49 days of departure, see form LB7.
- For equines, ruminants and camelids from the liver fluke test exempt areas of Australia, see form LB5.
- For equines, ruminants and camelids returning to WA within 49 days of departure, see form LB6.
- For equines, ruminants and camelids returning to WA within 10 days of departure, see form LB10.
Importing livestock from overseas
Livestock imported from overseas must meet Western Australian requirements as well as those of the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
Livestock 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.
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.