Anyone who keeps more than a certain number of 'designated
animals' must register with Biosecurity Queensland to become a registered
A registrable biosecurity entity (RBE) can be an individual,
or several individuals working in a partnership or organisation such as a
company, trust, registered body or government organisation.
Registration allows animals to be traced if there is a
disease outbreak or contamination incident.
You must register if you own or keep:
- 1 or more cows, sheep, goats, pigs, bison, buffalo, deer or animals from
the Camelidae family (e.g. alpacas,
llamas) or the Equidae family (e.g.
horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, zebras)
- 100 or more designated birds - that is, birds that are raised for human
consumption (poultry) or the production of eggs for human consumption (e.g.
chickens), or that have been released into free flight since they started
being kept in captivity (e.g. pigeons)
- 1 or more beehives.