Psittacine birds (household pets and aviary)

We have completed the draft report for the Import risk review for psittacine birds from all countries.

Steps to complete this risk analysis

When we do a risk analysis, we:

  • start the risk analysis by reviewing the science on pests and diseases of concern
  • assess and analyse biosecurity risks
  • develop proposed risk management measures
  • consult the public on the draft report and then review comments
  • publish a final report
  • develop import conditions
  • publish import conditions in our Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON)

Learn more about why we carry out risk analyses and our international obligations.

Your feedback

Thank you for sharing your views, ideas and research. We received over 130 submissions covering a wide range of perspectives.  Your feedback will help inform our final risk analysis for psittacine birds from all countries.

Consultation webinar

During the consultation period we also held a webinar with over 100 registered participants over the course of an hour to discuss the report. If you missed it, you can view a recorded version.

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Psittacine webinar transcript PDF 20 176 KB
Psittacine webinar transcript DOCX 20 43 KB

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Additional questions

Unfortunately we did not have time to answer all questions posed to us before or during the webinar. We have prepared answers to these additional questions.

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Additional questions and answers PDF 8 199 KB
Additional questions and answers DOCX 8 38 KB

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About the draft report

We propose that imports of psittacine birds be allowed from approved countries. All imports must meet the agreed biosecurity import conditions.

The draft report details:

  • diseases of biosecurity concern for this commodity
  • risk assessments for the identified diseases of biosecurity concern.

The diseases that need risk management measures are:

  • avian influenza virus
  • avian orthoavulavirus 1
  • internal and external parasites (excluding protozoa)
  • parrot bornavirus
  • psittacid alphaherpesvirus1
  • psittacine pox virus
  • West Nile virus

Proposed risk management measures include:

  • sourcing from approved countries
  • veterinary inspection
  • laboratory testing
  • quarantine.

Download the draft report

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment July 2020

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Import risk review for psittacine birds from all countries – draft report PDF 189 2.6 MB
Import risk review for psittacine birds from all countries – draft report DOCX 189 1.9 MB

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Next steps

Our public consultation will close on 19 September 2020.

After this we will:

  • consider all feedback
  • develop a final report.

We will then release the final report and publish any new import conditions on BICON. Register in BICON to receive an alert when we publish the import conditions.

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Contact us

For more information about this review email Animal Biosecurity.

Last reviewed: 14 October 2020
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