2020-26 - Updated ASEL 3.0 policy and new core document requirements for breeder cattle by sea

30 October 2020


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Species: Cattle

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  • Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians (AAVs)
  • Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council
  • Department Officers
  • LiveCorp
  • Livestock Exporters
  • Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Registered Premises (RP) Operators


To advise stakeholders that the department has published an updated policy for applying for a pregnancy test certification validity extension for breeder cattle by sea, in accordance with the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) 3.0.

The Approved arrangements for livestock exports core documents list has also been updated to reflect new certification requirements as outlined in the policy.

Key points


  • On 22 April 2020, the department published a new version of ASEL. ASEL 3.0 will apply to all consignments that leave Australia on or after 1 November 2020. ASEL 2.3 continues to apply for all consignments that leave Australia on or before 31 October 2020.
  • Further information on the transition to ASEL 3.0 can be found on the Transitioning to ASEL 3.0 webpage.
  • The Breeder cattle by sea – applying for a pregnancy test certification validity extension in accordance with ASEL 3.0 policy was first published on the department’s website in May 2020. The policy provides guidance for exporters applying to extend the pregnancy test certification validity for breeder cattle exported by sea.


Nick Vazenios
Live Animal Export Branch
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Contact officer
Melissa D’Amico
Phone: 02 6272 4581
Email livestockexp@awe.gov.au

Last reviewed: 30 October 2020
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