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.

Exporter supply chain assurance system

Exporters are required to have an ESCAS in place for all feeder and slaughter livestock. ESCAS does not apply to export of breeder livestock.  

Last reviewed: 28 March 2021
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