Tick fever services to the cattle industries - Queensland


Why the Support is Provided?

  • To minimise loss in cattle production associated with the effects of tick fever disease.
  • To maintain awareness of the seriousness of tick fever in the beef and dairy industries and to assist in the control of tick fever in Queensland.

What Support is Provided?

Supply of tick fever vaccines

Vaccines which protect cattle (beef and dairy) against all three types of tick fever are available as chilled and frozen (COMBAVAC 3in1) products.

Each product satisfies the specific needs of different sectors of the livestock industry in Australia with one vaccination providing normally life-long protection.

Tick fever awareness

The Tick Fever Centre (TFC) accepts specimens from producers and veterinarians to test for tick fever disease. Along with test results the Department also provides advice on how to control outbreaks, strategies to minimize the risk, and particularly the role of vaccines in the control of tick fever disease.

Staff of the TFC also place articles in rural extension newsletters and produce brochures on tick fever disease and control. These initiatives are part of an awareness strategy to increase the rural communities knowledge of the seriousness of tick fever.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

Anyone involved, or who has a legitimate interest, in the beef and dairy industries.


Fees are charged for the cost of the vaccines. No fees apply for advisory services, or extension and promotional material.

Publications Details process

Publications Available:

A range of extension and promotional material is available.

Additional information

Instructions are supplied with the vaccines.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Licensing and Transaction Unit

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Main Swtichboard/Reception

Licensing and Transaction Unit

Biosecurity Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: Tick Fever Centre 280 Grindle Road
Queensland 4076
Phone: 07 3898 9655
Fax: 07 3898 9685
Email: tcf@deedi.qld.gov.au