Quarantine and inspection
This Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry page provides you with more information on pests and diseases that are of most concern to Australia, and what you can do to protect your animals. Includes links to information on Avian Influenza (or Bird Flu); Bovine Johne's Disease; Ovine Johne's Disease; Newcastle Disease; Enzootic Bovine Leucosis; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Foot and Mouth Disease.
The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) provides quarantine inspection services for the arrival of international passengers, cargo, mail, animals and plants or their products into Australia, and inspection and certification for a range of animal and plant products exported from Australia.
The Australian Government has introduced a record keeping scheme to help bird keepers keep adequate records, minimising the risk of acquiring illegally traded birds, and reducing disease and pest risks in Australia from illegally imported birds.
A comprehensive, independent review of Australia's quarantine and biosecurity systems is being undertaken by an independent panel of experts. The panel will consult widely, and people or organisations with an interest in these matters are encouraged to have their say.