Hendra virus vaccine information for horse owners

Hendra virus vaccine is now a registered product

The Hendra virus vaccine was registered on 4 August 2015. Details about the registered product, including the approved label are on the APVMA chemicals database. The product number is 68996.

Mandatory vaccination

Hendra vaccination is not mandatory under NSW legislation.

The decision to make vaccination compulsory in order to attend an event is a business risk decision for the organising event managers. At events where there are unvaccinated and vaccinated horses present, fully vaccinated horses would be free to move on a permit should a case of Hendra virus occur at an equestrian event.

Veterinarians may elect not to attend unvaccinated horses on Workplace, Health & Safety (WHS) grounds.

Contact your veterinarian if you wish to arrange for vaccination of your horse.