Import requirements for ruminants into WA
When importing ruminants into WA, specific requirements for the following diseases must be met:
- Johne’s disease
- enzootic bovine leucosis
- cattle tick
- liver fluke
Documents for importing ruminants into WA
Note that new species-specific LB1 health certificate forms on the Forms webpage must be used for importing livestock from 1 July 2021.
Importing livestock from overseas
Livestock imported from overseas must meet WA requirements as well as those of the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.
Livestock identification and intrastate movement requirements
Livestock 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 requirements, 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.