Animal Health

Tasmania's biosecurity depends on owners and those who work with animals incorporating good biosecurity practice into their everyday management, including being able to recognise the signs of disease - early diagnosis is important.

In this Topic

  • Notifiable Animal Diseases
    The list of animal diseases for which in Tasmania there is a legal requirement to report any suspect cases.
  • Bees
    Information on the importation of bees, honey and apiary products and diseases that infect bees.
  • Cattle
    Information on cattle diseases and biosecurity.
  • Goats
    Information on goat diseases and biosecurity.
  • Pigs
    Information on diseases that infect pigs.
  • Poultry and Pigeons
    Information on poultry and pigeon biosecurity.
  • Sheep
    Information on sheep diseases and biosecurity.
  • Horses
    Information for horse owners and organisers of horse events in Tasmania including disease hotline numbers.
  • Information for Veterinary Practitioners
    The purpose of this web page is to provide veterinary practitioners in Tasmania with ready access to information and resources for specific animal health programs.
  • Wildlife
    Information about wildlife biosecurity.
  • Animal Health Legislation
    From time to time notices may be published in the Government Gazette which have important implications for persons involved with animals and animal materials. Some of the more important notices are placed on this web site.

Find out about animal welfare legislation and animal research.

If you use poultry litter or compost as a fertiliser, read the Poultry Litter information sheet or the Composting fact sheet to find out how to prevent the risk of Mad Cow Disease.


Animal Disease Enquiries
Chief Veterinary Officer
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3263
Fax: 03 6278 1875