Animal Pests and Diseases

Animal pests and diseases are a major threat to Australia's livestock and poultry industries and an outbreak could impact on our access to export markets and undermine livelihoods.

Australia is free of the world's worst animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease and avian influenza H5N1, but there is an ongoing need to practice good biosecurity and report the first signs of disease if we are to maintain this status.

It doesn't matter if you are a producer or keep pets, it is your responsibility to protect your animals from pests and disease.

The links below will provide you with more information on pests and diseases that are of most concern to Australia, and what you can do to protect your animals.

Pests and Diseases of Animals

Pests and diseases that must be reported

How to report

See the Spotted something unusual? web page.

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