Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with these standards if you intend to export livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats, buffalo, deer and camelids. These standards describe both minimum management requirements and best practice for the export of livestock.

The standards represent the basic animal health and welfare requirements for the conduct of the livestock export industry, which members of the industry are required to meet.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Export Control (Animals) Rules 2021 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry


Contact details

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