Review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock

The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) version 2.3 was reviewed in 2018/19 by a Technical Advisory Committee consisting of an independent chair and experts in animal health and welfare, regulatory design and the livestock industry.

The outcome of the review included 83 recommendations and these, along with feedback from stakeholder consultation, were used to update the ASEL.

ASEL 3.0 commenced on 1 November 2020 and includes:

  • Increases to the time required for some livestock to be prepared at the registered premises.
  • Changes to the notifiable mortality rate for livestock and the requirements for notification.
  • A new definition of voyage length with related changes for personnel, bedding and feed requirements.
  • Inclusion and extension of additional management plans for sea and air.
  • New general requirements, and species-specific requirements for standards 1, 3, 5 and 6.

Read our:

Sea voyages review

The review of livestock exported by sea was finalised in March 2019. Consultation on implementing certain sea review recommendations closed 18 November 2019.

Read the committee’s final report on ASEL by sea.

During the review, the committee consulted on:

  • proposed reformatted standards and a draft workplan
  • an issues paper [PDF, 2.3 MB] and a draft reformatted standards
  • a draft report [PDF, 2.1 MB] and further working draft of the reformatted standards.

Air journey review

The review of livestock exported by air was finalised in October 2019. Consultation on implementing certain air review recommendations closed 29 November 2019.

Read the committee’s final report on ASEL by air.

During the review the committee consulted on:

Webinars

NB: Some of the webinar content has been superseded.

In May and June 2020, we hosted a series of webinars on ASEL 3.0 changes. The webinars included information on the process for varying approved application types to ensure compliance with ASEL 3.0.

To find out more, including information on updates since the webinars were hosted, email ASELreview@awe.gov.au.

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ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation 1 for Registered Premises Operators and Exporters PDF 18 1.5 MB
ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation 1 for Registered Premises Operators and Exporters DOCX 5 54 KB
ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation 2 for Exporters PDF 22 1.5 MB
ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation 2 for Exporters DOCX  7 63 KB
ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation for AAVs PDF  35 2.3 MB
ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation for AAVs DOCX  11 68 KB
ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation for Stockpersons PDF  37 2.4 MB
ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation for Stockpersons DOCX  12 70 KB
Transitioning to ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation for Exporters PDF  19 1.7 MB
Transitioning to ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation for Exporters DOCX  5 58 KB
Transitioning to ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation for Registered Premises Operators PDF  11 1.1 MB
Transitioning to ASEL 3.0 webinar presentation for Registered Premises Operators DOCX  4 56 KB
ASEL 3.0 Q&A webinar presentation PDF  16 1.1 MB
ASEL 3.0 Q&A webinar presentation DOCX  6 68 KB

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Last reviewed: 23 December 2020
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