Tasmania has controls over the importation of animals, disease agents, biosecurity matter and carriers from other States or Territories. These controls are enacted under the Biosecurity Act 2019 (previously the now repealed Animal Health Act 1995).It is a condition of entry that all animals are healthy on arrival.
Livestock known to be in their final trimester of pregnancy, or showing signs of advanced pregnancy, should not be transported across Bass Strait. Animal welfare requirements for the transport of livestock across Bass Strait are outlined in the document
Animal Welfare Guidelines - Transport of Livestock On Bass Strait
, including the Animal Welfare declaration that must be signed by the transporter and master of the vessel. See also Animal Health Australia's information on
Animals and necessary paperwork must be presented to an authorised Biosecurity Officer upon arrival in Tasmania.
Inspection fees may apply.
For further information: