Hygiene Protocols for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (Particularly Beak and Feather Disease) in Australian Birds

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006

13. Cross-jurisdictional Impediments and Legislation

Everyone has the responsibility to obtain approval to transport birds and samples across State borders. There are State import and export requirements for movement of birds (captive or wild) across State borders. This is not an EBPC requirement.

The NSW State Government can now licence institutions, not individuals for interstate movement of birds or samples. There is now no need for Institution to Institution (eg Taroona to a Museum or University) licencing for movement of birds.

In some cases, a Recovery Plan may have to register certain operations or the management of the birds with a State-legislated Animal Ethics Committee. The following web sites are representative of either legislation or position statements on captive birds: