National list of notifiable animal diseases

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​​​What is a 'notifiable' disease?

A notifiable disease is one that must be reported to agricultural authorities.

If you suspect or can confirm that an animal is showing symptoms of one of the diseases listed below, you must report it to:

  • your local vet or
  • your state or territory's department of primary industries or agriculture by phoning the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.

The diseases listed below are a major threat to Australian livestock industries and our access to overseas export markets.


The national list of notifiable animal diseases was agreed by the Animal Health Committee based on the list of Diseases Notifiable to the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). Endemic diseases are included for surveillance purposes to detect unusual incidents involving mortality or sickness of animals and diseases of public health significance.

State and territory lists

The requirement to report notifiable disease is contained in individual state and territory legislation.

State and territory notifiable animal disease lists contain all the diseases in the national list but can include others specific to that state or territory.

National list of notifiable diseases of terrestrial animals at November 2015

1  African swine fever
2  Anaplasmosis in tick free areas
3  Anthrax
4  Australian bat lyssavirus
5  Avian Influenza
6  Babesiosis in tick free areas
7  Bluetongue (clinical disease)
8  Bovine virus diarrhoea Type 2
9  Brucella abortus
10  Brucella canis
11  Brucella melitensis
12  Brucella suis
13  Camel pox
14  Contagious agalactia
15  Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia
16  Contagious equine metritis
17  Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever
18  Devil Facial Tumour Disease
19  Dourine
20  Duck virus hepatitis
21  Encephalitides (tick-borne)
22  Enzootic bovine leucosis
23  Epizootic haemorrhagic disease (clinical disease)
24  Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western and Venezuelan)
25  Equine infectious anaemia
26  Equine influenza
27  Equine piroplasmosis (Babesia caballi and Theileria equi)
28  Foot-and-mouth disease
29  Glanders
30  Haemorrhagic septicaemia
31  Heartwater
32  Infection with African horse sickness virus
33  Infection with Aujeszky's disease virus
34  Infection with Borna disease virus
35  Infection with Bungowannah virus (porcine myocarditis)
36  Infection with Chlamydophila abortus (enzootic abortion of ewes, ovine chlamydiosis)
37  Infection with classical swine fever virus
38  Infection with duck herpesvirus 1 (duck viral enteritis/duck plague)
39  Infection with Echinococcus multilocularis
40  Infection with equid herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) (abortigenic and neurological strains)
41  Infection with equine arteritis virus
42  Infection with equine encephalosis virus
43  Infection with Getah virus
44  Infection with Hendra virus
45  Infection with Histoplasma farciminosum (epizootic lymphangitis)
46  Infection with Influenza A viruses in swine
47  Infection with Jembrana disease virus
48  Infection with Menangle virus
49  Infection with Mycobacterium avium (avian tuberculosis)
50  Infection with Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC (Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia)
51  Infection with Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac fever)
52  Infection with Newcastle disease virus (virulent)
53  Infection with peste des petits ruminants virus
54  Infection with porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus
55  Infection with Psoroptes ovis (sheep scab)
56  Infection with rabies virus
57  Infection with Rift Valley fever virus
58  Infection with rinderpest virus
59  Infection with Salmonella abortus-equi
60  Infection with Salmonella enteritidis in poultry
61  Infection with Salmonella Gallinarum (fowl typhoid)
62  Infection with swine vesicular disease virus
63  Infection with Taenia saginata (cysticercus bovis)
64  Infection with Teschovirus A (porcine enteroviral encephalomyelitis)
65  Infection with Theileria parva (East Coast fever) or T. annulata (Mediterranean theileriosis)
66  Infection with Trichinella spp.
67  Infection with Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease)
68  Infection with vesicular stomatitis virus
69  Infection with Wesselsbron virus
70  Infectious bursal disease (very virulent and exotic antigenic variant forms)
71  Japanese encephalitis
72  Leishmaniosis of any species
73  Louping ill
74  Lumpy skin disease
75  Maedi-visna
76  Malignant catarrhal fever (wildebeest-associated)
77  Nairobi sheep disease
78  Nipah virus infection
79  Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease)
80  Porcine cysticercosis (C. cellulosae)
81  Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
82  Post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome
83  Pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum)
84  Pulmonary adenomatosis (Jaagsiekte)
85  Salmonellosis (abortus-ovis)
86  Screw-worm fly - New World (Cochliomyia hominivorax)
87  Screw-worm fly - Old World (Chrysomya bezziana)
88  Sheep pox and goat pox
89  Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)
90  Transmissible gastroenteritis
91  Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (bovine spongiform encephalopathy, chronic wasting disease of deer, feline spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie)
92  Trypanosomosis (tsetse fly associated)
93  Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis)
94  Tularaemia
95  Turkey rhinotracheitis (avian metapneumovirus)
96  Vesicular exanthema
97  Warble-fly myiasis
98  West Nile virus infection (clinical disease)

National list of notifiable diseases of bees at November 2015

1  Infection of bees with Paenibacillus larvae (American foulbrood)
2  Infection of bees with Melissococcus plutonius (European foulbrood)
3  Infestation of bees with Acarapis woodi (Acariasis tracheal mite)
4  Infestation of bees with Tropilaelaps clareae or T. mercedesae (Tropilaelaps mite)
5  Infestation of bees with Varroa destructor or V. jacobsoni (Varroosis)

For further information contact the Animal Health Secretariat.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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