Importing live horses

​Live horses can be imported into Australia from selected department approved countries only. To bring horses to Australia, they must meet all of the department's import conditions prior to export.

The Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) provides the import conditions for all permitted live horse imports. Importation of live horses from some countries are not permitted into Australia and therefore may not be listed.

View BICON for further information.

The information below relates to the importation of live horses into Australia.

Notice to Industry

Forms for import live horses

Forms for transit or transhipment of horses

Mickleham Post Entry Quarantine Facility

The Australian Government has invested in the future of Australia’s biosecurity system through the design and construction of a new post entry quarantine facility in Mickleham Victoria. The Mickleham Post Entry Quarantine Facility accepted its first intake of horses in November 2015. This new facility replaced the department’s existing quarantine facility for horses at Eastern Creek in NSW.

Contact us

Email Horse Imports for more information on importing Live Horses.

Last reviewed: 28 July 2021
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