Regulating live animal exports
We regulate the live animal export industry. We ensure they meet :
- Australian livestock export laws
- importing country requirements
Read our compliance statement. It sets out our role as regulator.
Laws you must follow
Australian live animal export laws put animal welfare first. This is in line with International animal welfare standards.
Meeting these standards means a sustainable future for the export livestock industry.
Acts, regulations, orders and standards that apply to live animal exports.
Importing country requirements
Exporters must meet conditions set by the importing country. This may include :
- disease testing
We inspect live animal exports and issue an animal health certificate when appropriate. This assures importing countries the animals are safe for export.
We investigate exporters to ensure they comply with standards . We may impose compliance measures on exporters who don’t comply.
Australian courts may impose fines or jail terms.
Find out more about compliance and investigations.