What you need to know
Semen and embryos from the animal species listed below can currently be imported into Australia from selected Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry approved countries only.
Permitted species for imports of animal semen include buffalo, cattle, cats, deer, dogs, giraffes, goats, horses, mice, rats and sheep.
Permitted species for imports of animal embryos include buffalo, cattle, deer, goats, mice, rats and sheep. For information about importing semen from dogs, please review the information available for:
For information about importing semen or embryos from livestock and horses, please review the information available on Importing livestock and equine reproductive material.
For further information about the any of the permitted species, please refer to the department’s Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON). BICON provides the import conditions for all permitted semen/embryos from approved countries.
Note: Some semen/embryos are not permitted into Australia and therefore will not be listed.
Import risk analyses
Policies relating to the importation of animal reproductive materials are available at: Animal import risk analyses.
Notices to Industry
- Notice to Industry 1: Amended administrative conditions for all ruminant reproductive material
- Notice to Industry 2: Storage and inspection of imported livestock and equine reproductive material
For enquiries relating to livestock and horse reproductive materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For enquiries about any other species, please email email@example.com.