Acts, regulations, orders and standards

The rules exporters must follow to export livestock.

Requirements relating to export licenses

Requirements for live sheep exports by sea to, or through, the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer changed in 2020.

Read about the new regulatory settings

Preparing livestock for export by sea and air

Standards for exporting livestock

Exporters must meet the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL).

ASEL sets the requirements for exporting livestock from Australia by sea and air. The standards outline the minimum animal health and welfare conditions exporters must meet.

These standards have been updated. The new version will come into effect 1 November 2020.

Learn more about transitioning to ASEL 3.0.

Exporter supply chain assurance system

For countries where exporter supply chain assurance system (ESCAS) framework applies:

Last reviewed: 23 April 2020
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