Cattle tick - NSW entry requirements


Cattle tick (Rhipicephalus [boophilus] microplus or australis) are a significant animal health pest in Australia causing direct production losses as well as being the vector of tick fever, a major cause of death and illness in northern Australian cattle herds.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Background
  • What animals carry cattle ticks
  • Preventing cattle tick entering NSW
  • Cattle tick requirements for entering NSW
  • Time limits on moving a carrier
  • Feedlots and abattoirs - Cattle Tick Risk Management Plans
  • Approved agricultural shows in Queensland, competitions and horse sales
  • Moving deer
  • Moving exhibited and non-domestic animals
  • Using non-chemical treatments to reduce the risk of cattle infestation


Primefact 1556 Sixth Edition

Published: May 2022