Documentation for importing ruminants into Western Australia

Page last updated: Friday, 2 July 2021 - 1:51pm

All ruminants entering Western Australia must meet published import requirements and be accompanied by the relevant documentation.

A completed species-specific Health certificate for movement of livestock into WA (form LB1) must accompany all livestock being moved. Additional documents may be used to certify the health status and/or origin of these animals and may give exemption from certain requirements.

Completed documents must be emailed to the point of entry a minimum of three working days prior to movement. The original signed documents must travel with stock at all times.

Import requirements

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.

Post-border requirements

After entry into WA, livestock may be required to meet post-border inspection, treatment and testing requirements.

Inspection charges

Service fees and charges exist for livestock inspections.

Quarantine WA

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.

Contact information

Quarantine WA Livestock Imports