Animal Health

The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (OCVO) facilitates the development of national policies and strategies and the provision of scientific advice to minimise the potential impacts of diseases on Australia’s animal health.

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Activities of the OCVO



The OCVO also plays a key role in:


Protect Australia from Animal Disease

Biosecurity - how you can protect your animals from pests and disease.

Spotted something unusual in your livestock?
Call the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline 1800 675 888