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)
Make a submission
We have now released a draft report for public comment.
You are invited to:
- read the draft report
- submit your feedback through Have Your Say.
This consultation will be open for 60 calendar days. Submissions close on 19 September 2020.
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
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment July 2020
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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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For more information about this review email Animal Biosecurity.
Learn more about why we carry out risk analyses and our international obligations.