Notifiable animal diseases in NSW

Primefact cover sheet
Primefact Number: 1335    Edition: Ninth edition    Released/reviewed: Mar 2014

A number of animal diseases are notifiable under NSW legislation. This means that there is a legal obligation to notify authorities if you know or suspect that an animal has one of these diseases.

By remaining vigilant and notifying as soon as you suspect a notifiable disease, you can play a vital role in protecting livestock industries and preventing disease spread to animals and possibly to humans.

Topics include:

  • Why are certain diseases notifiable?
  • Who has to notify?
  • What is the best way to notify?
  • What diseases are notifiable?