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

  • 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.
  • Animal Welfare
    People who own, manage or otherwise care for animals are responsible for their welfare.
  • 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
Phone: 03 6165 3777