Importing Animals into Tasmania
Tasmania has placed controls over the importation of animals, disease agents and restricted materials from other States or Territories. These controls are enacted under the
Animal Health Act 1995
It is a condition of entry that all animals are healthy. Animals 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
Where no authority to import has been published you may email a completed
Application for Special Authority to the Chief Veterinary Officer at AnimalDisease.Enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au. An authority to import may be granted if considered safe to do so.
Animals and necessary paperwork must be presented to a Biosecurity Inspector upon arrival in Tasmania. Inspection fees apply.