Animal Biosecurity

​​​​​​​​​​​Animal biosecurity is primarily about: 

  • minimising the risk of serious disease
  • early diagnosis of a serious disease outbreak 
  • prompt action to prevent the spread of serious disease

​You may also find useful information on our webpage Importing An​imals into Tasmania.

Animal welfare is also included in the  responsibilities of the Agency's Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch. Further information can be found on our webpage Animal Welfare​.

Please note: 'animal' includes poultry, fish and vertebrate wildlife.

For information on importing wildife go to the Wildlife Services webpage Wildlife Imports​.

In this topic

  • Notifiable Animal Diseases
    Notifiable exotic and endemic animal diseases in Tasmania
  • Animal Health
    Tasmania's biosecurity depends on owners and those who work with animals incorporating good biosecurity practice into their everyday management, including being able to recognise the signs of disease - early diagnosis is important.
  • Animal Health Laboratories
    A general description of the Animal Health Laboratories including the Water Microbiology Laboratory and Aquatic Animal Health and Vaccines Centre of Excellence, Mt Pleasant Laboratories, Prospect, Tasmania.
  • Bees
    Information on the importation of bees, honey and apiary products and diseases that infect bees.
  • Biosecurity for Animal Shows and Events
    Biosecurity guidelines for horse events and poultry/bird shows.
  • Veterinary Board of Tasmania
    For the registration of veterinary surgeons, and the regulation of veterinary practice in Tasmania.
​Links to information on vertebrate pests:


Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch

13 St Johns Avenue,
New Town, TAS, 7008.