All trucks must be emptied and appropriately washed down.
Susceptible animals that have already started their journey when the livestock standstill is called must be moved within four hours to one of the following locations:
If the current trip cannot be completed as detailed above within four hours, transporters need to call DPI or LLS for instruction.
No new journeys can begin, unless under a special permit and no livestock can be loaded from saleyards or feedlots.
Records from the national livestock identification systems in 2017 show that on the maximum total number of animals leaving properties in NSW on a given day was approximately:
Additional animals also enter NSW from other states.
NSW may permit healthy animals in transit to continue their journey into NSW if they can complete their journey within four hours.
Susceptible animals in transit may only move from NSW into another state or territory if the movement is permitted by the state or territory they are entering.
Susceptible animals that are on a travelling stock reserve when the standstill is called must be moved directly to the closest available water source on the travelling stock reserve, and held in the immediate vicinity of that water source.
A guide is also available to help you understand your responsibilities and plan how to manage your business if there is an outbreak of an exotic disease or a livestock standstill is called. See https://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EAD-Risk-Management-Manual.pdf. Thirty minutes spent completing a plan could improve the resilience of your business if an outbreak occurs.
A livestock standstill is declared by government to limit the spread of FMD by stopping the movement of livestock. In NSW, this would constitute a biosecurity emergency order under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015.
Vehicles that have had contact with susceptible animals or their products must be washed down and appropriately decontaminated.
Healthy dairy cows may cross a public road to get to the milking area where: