Permit to Purchase, Possess and Administer Newcastle Disease Vaccine - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you own a commercial poultry flock. You are required to vaccinate all commercial poultry against Newcastle Disease. Newcastle disease is a highly contagious viral disease that affects:

  • domestic poultry
  • cage and aviary birds
  • wild birds.

Vaccination must be in accordance with nationally agreed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). The SOP will change according to the type of poultry being vaccinated.

Poultry includes any of the following that were reared or kept in captivity:

  • chickens
  • turkeys
  • guinea fowl
  • ducks
  • geese
  • quails
  • pigeons
  • pheasants
  • partridges
  • emus
  • ostriches.

A commercial poultry flock is any managed group of more than 1000 domestic chickens which include flocks of meat chickens, laying hens, and chickens used for breeding purposes.

Diseased poultry may enter Victoria under restricted circumstances, usually only direct for slaughter at an abattoir.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

Owners of commercial poultry flocks are required to maintain for 3 years a record of all Newcastle Disease vaccine used by type of vaccine, date of administration, location, and age and number of chickens vaccinated.

Vendor declarations for introduced vaccinated chickens must also be maintained for 3 years.

Any records of serological monitoring for Newcastle disease undertaken in the flock must also be maintained for 3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for a Permit to Purchase, Possess and Administer Newcastle Disease Vaccine - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Biosecurity

Contact details

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

Licensing Officer

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Australia
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416
Email: animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au