National List of Notifiable Animal Diseases

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​​​What is a 'notifiable' disease?

A notifiable disease is one that must be immediately reported to agricultural authorities.

If you suspect or can confirm that an animal is showing symptoms of one of the diseases listed below, you must report it to:

  • your local vet or
  • your state or territory's department of primary industries or agriculture by phoning the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.

The diseases listed below are a major threat to Australian livestock industries and our access to overseas export markets.


The national list of notifiable animal diseases was agreed by the Animal Health Committee based on the list of Diseases Notifiable to the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). Endemic diseases are included for surveillance purposes to detect unusual incidents involving mortality or sickness of animals and diseases of public health significance.

State and Territory Lists

The requirement to report notifiable disease is contained in individual state and territory legislation.

State and territory notifiable animal disease lists contain all the diseases in the national list but can include others specific to that state or territory.

National Notifiable Animal Diseases List at November 2014

1     African horse sickness
2     African swine fever
3     Anaplasmosis in tick free areas
4     Anthrax
5     Aujeszky's disease
6     Australian bat lyssavirus
7     Avian Influenza
8     Avian tuberculosis
9     Babesiosis in tick free areas
10   Bluetongue (clinical disease)
11   Borna disease
12   Bovine Virus DiarrhoeaType 2
13   Brucella abortus
14   Brucella canis
15   Brucella melitensis
16   Brucella suis
17   Camelpox
18   Chagas’ disease  (T cruzi)
19   Classical swine fever
20   Contagious agalactia
21   Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
22   Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia
23   Contagious equine metritis
24   Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever
25   Cysticercus bovis (Taenia saginata)
26   Devil Facial Tumour Disease
27   Dourine
28   Duck virus enteritis (duck plague)
29   Duck virus hepatitis
30   East Coast Fever (Theileria parva) and Meditteranean Theilerosis (Theileria annulata)
31   Encephalitides (tick-borne)
32   Enzootic bovine leucosis
33   Epizootic haemorrhagic disease (clinical disease)
34   Epizootic lymphangitis
35   Enzootic abortion of ewes
36   Equine encephalomyelitis (eastern, western and Venezuelan)
37   Equine encephalosis
38   Equine herpes-virus 1 (abortigenic and neurological strains)
39   Equine infectious anaemia
40   Equine influenza
41   Equine piroplasmosis (Babesia caballi and Theileria equi)
42   Equine viral arteritis
43   Foot and mouth disease
44   Getah virus infection
45   Glanders
46   Haemorrhagic septicaemia
47   Heartwater
48   Hendra virus infection
49   Infectious bursal disease (hypervirulent and exotic antigenic variant forms)
50   Japanese encephalitis
51   Jembrana disease
52   Leishmaniosis of any species
53   Louping ill
54   Lumpy skin disease
55   Maedi-visna
56   Malignant catarrhal fever (wildebeest-associated)
57   Menangle virus infection
58   Nairobi sheep disease
59   Newcastle disease (virulent)
60   Nipah virus infection
61   Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease)
62   Peste des petits ruminants
63   Porcine cysticercosis (C.cellulosae)
64   Porcine enterovirus encephalomyelitis (Teschen)
65   Porcine myocarditis (Bungowannah virus infection)
66   Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
67   Post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome
68   Potomac fever
69   Pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum)
70   Pulmonary adenomatosis (Jaagsiekte)
71   Rabies
72   Rift Valley fever
73   Rinderpest
74   Salmonella enteritidis infection in poultry
75   Salmonellosis (S. abortus-equi)
76   Salmonellosis (S. abortus-ovis)
77   Screw-worm fly - New World (Cochliomyia hominivorax)
78   Screw-worm fly - Old World (Chrysomya bezziana)
79   Sheep pox and goat pox
80   Sheep scab
81   Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)
82   Swine influenza
83   Swine vesicular disease
84   Transmissible gastroenteritis
85   Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (bovine spongiform encephalopathy, chronic wasting disease of deer, feline spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie)
86   Trichinellosis
87   Trypanosomosis (tsetse fly associated)
88   Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis)
89   Tularaemia
90   Turkey rhinotracheitis (avian metapneumovirus)
91   Vesicular exanthema
92   Vesicular stomatitis
93   Warble-fly myiasis
94   Wesselsbron disease
95   West Nile virus infection - clinical

National Notifiable Diseases List of Honey Bees (November 2014) 

 1 Acariasis tracheal mite (Acarapsis woodi)
2 American foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae)
3 European foulbrood (Melissococcus pluten)
4 Tropilaelaps mite (Tropilaelaps clareae)
5 Varroasis (Varroa destructor)
6 Varroasis (Varroa jacobsoni)

For further information contact the Animal Health Secretariat.

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Last reviewed:
30 Mar 2015