Avian Influenza and Biosecurity Checklist for Bird Keepers

​​​​Bird owners should adopt simple biosecurity measures to prevent wild birds gaining access and contaminating the food and water supply of their birds with droppings. This will protect the birds from a range of health risks, not just Avian Influenza.

It is strongly recommended that drinking water supplied to birds should be either: 
  • treated (chlorinated) mains water
  • high quality bore water
  • water treated with chlorine from other sources
For further advice and information to help minimise the risk of Avian Influenza and a range of other diseases:


Animal Disease Enquiries
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777
Email: AnimalDisease.Enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au