A comprehensive review of the
Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) is underway. These standards ensure livestock are fit for export and help manage the risks to health and welfare during the voyage.
Technical Advisory Committee is conducting the review. It is made up of an independent chair, Mr Steve McCutcheon, and experts in animal health and welfare, regulatory design and the livestock industry.
This review builds on the
previous ASEL review that started in 2012 and is in line with recommendations from the
Farmer Review (2011).
Stage 1 of the review sought feedback on a proposed reformatted version of the standards and a draft work plan.
Stage 2 is now underway and is due for completion by the end of 2018.
Make a submission
The committee is seeking your feedback on its draft recommendations and a revised draft of the standards.
Consultation is open until Tuesday 27 November 2018.
Visit Have your Say and register:
- for updates on the project
- to make an online submission.
Stage 2 of the review is currently underway. The committee released an issues paper and draft standards for public comment from 23 August to 19 September 2018. The submissions are available below.
Feedback from these submissions was used to inform the draft recommendations which have been released for consultation until 27 November 2018.
For more information on Stage 2 visit
Have Your Say.
Submissions received Stage 2
Note: Published submissions may not meet
Australian Government accessibility guidelines as they have not been prepared by the department.