Animal Welfare Advice and Biosecurity

Transporting Livestock

A guide has been developed by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) for the purpose of helping livestock operators meet the Australian Animal Welfare Standards & Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock.

The guide below will detail the roles and responsibilities of those in charge of transporting the animals, how to assess if an animal is fit to load, and examples of animals that are deemed unfit to load.

Click here to view the MLA Fit to Load Guide

Emergency animal diseases preparedness information

Access information and resources from Department of Agriculture to prevent and prepare for emergency animal diseases, including:

  • lumpy skin disease (LSD)
  • foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)
  • African swine fever (ASF)

These have the potential to cause significant and far-reaching impacts to Australia’s livestock industries, including considerable economic losses and restrictions.

Make sure you:

If your livestock are showing signs of foot-and-mouth disease, immediately call the
Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888
(free call within Australia)