Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Information about foot-and-mouth disease and how to keep it out of Australia and Tasmania.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​'Australia is free of FMD - You can help keep it that way!'

​Australia is free from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and we all want to keep it that way.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

FMD is present in a range of locations throughout the world, most recently detected in Indonesia-Bali. Due to the proximity to Australia, the largely uncontrolled nature of the FMD infection in that region, and the high volumes of passenger traffic into Australia from Indonesia-Bali, the Commonwealth government and Australian states and territories have strengthened their FMD awareness and information campaigns.

Further information is available in our FMD Frequently Asked Questions​.​​​ At any time you suspect an emergency animal disease such as FMD, please call the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline: 1800 675 888


Animal Disease Enquiries

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