Review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock

The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) are under review.

ASEL timeline showing Consult on standards for exports by air

Technical Advisory Committee

We have appointed a Technical Advisory Committee to conduct the review.

It includes an independent chair and experts in animal health and welfare, regulatory design and the livestock industry.

Air journey review

The committee is now reviewing the standards for livestock exported by air.

The final report is expected in late 2019.

Sea voyages review

The review of the standards for livestock exported by sea is now complete.

During the review, the committee consulted on:

  • Proposed reformatted standards and a draft workplan
  • An issues paper and a draft reformatted standards.
  • A draft report and further working draft of the reformatted standards.

Implementation of the recommendations from the sea voyages review will be staged in consultation with industry.

Reformatted standards

The format of the standards is now under review.

Submit your feedback

You can now provide feedback on the format of the standards via a survey.

Your feedback will be used to improve ASEL, and future versions of ASEL.

To have your say, complete the online survey.

Submit your feedback by 9 August 2019.