Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) set the requirements for exporting livestock from Australia by sea and air. The standards outline the minimum animal health and welfare conditions exporters must meet.

The current version that exporters must comply with is ASEL 3.1.

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Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock 3.1 (A4) PDF  86 1.7 MB
Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock 3.1 (A4) DOCX  86 3.4 MB
Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock 3.1 PDF (A5) PDF 157 1.8 MB
Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock 3.1 PDF (A5) DOCX​  157 3.8 MB

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The ASEL 3.1 update aligns the text of the standards with new legislative references only, including:

  • references to the Export Control Act 1982, the Export Control (Animals) Order 2004, the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Standards) Order 2005 and the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 have been replaced by the Export Control Act 2020 and the Export Control (Animals) Rules 2021 where applicable
  • Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians (AAVs) are now accredited veterinarians
  • health certificates are now certificates of health
  • registered premises are now registered establishments
  • operators (of a registered establishment) are now occupiers.

For anyone with an approved arrangement and/or operations manual, updates to incorporate changes to reflect the new legislation can be completed as part of your next variation.

How to provide feedback

For questions or feedback on ASEL, email ASELreview@awe.gov.au.
 

Last reviewed: 29 March 2021
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