2020-05 -New regulations for live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East

22 April 2020


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Species: Sheep

Countries: To or through Middle East


  • Animals Australia
  • Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians
  • Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council
  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • Department Officers
  • LiveCorp
  • Livestock Exporters
  • Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Registered Premises Operators
  • RSPCA Australia


To inform the livestock export industry of the new requirements for sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East from 1 May to 31 October, inclusive.

Key points


  1. Exporters must comply with the regulatory framework for livestock exports that now includes the new requirements set out in the Northern Summer Order.
  2. Exporters holding an Approved Arrangement (AA) that enables the sourcing, preparation and export of sheep by sea to or through the Middle East must update their AA and associated documents to reflect the new requirements.

Please contact the department for more information or to discuss how these changes affect any consignment preparations.

Cecilia Willis
Live Animal Export Branch
Live Animal Export Division
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Timothy Naylor
Contact officer
Phone: 02 6272 4581
Email livestockexp@agriculture.gov.au

Last reviewed: 22 April 2020
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