NSW DPI operates a cattle tick inspection and treatment service for led and tractable stock entering NSW, at the Kirra and Mt Lindesay facilities in Queensland. Livestock coming from the Cattle Tick Infected Zone in Queensland may be infected with cattle tick which is a notifiable disease in NSW. Livestock must be inspected and treated for cattle tick by an Authorised Officer and issued with a Biosecurity Certificate before entering NSW.
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is working with agencies nationally in response to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by SARS-CoV-2 which results in the disease, novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As part of this response, border controls are being implemented by Queensland to restrict non-essential travel to the state and help slow the spread of COVID-19.
From 25 March 2020, the cattle treatment facility at Mt Lindesay will be closed as a treatment facility and will instead be staffed by Queensland police until further notice to assist in border operations.
The Kirra Livestock Treatment Facility or a third party provider for cattle tick treatment should now be used for led and tractable stock entering NSW.
Please note that if using the Kirra Livestock Treatment Facility, the operating hours have also changed in order to further help limit the spread of COVID-19. The new operating hours are from 8am to 4:30pm, 7 days a week by appointment only to reduce waiting times, and to ensure unloading, inspection and treatment is safe for both animals and people. Staff will also be implementing COVID -19 precautions in line with government guidelines.
Contact the border treatment facility on (07) 5536 4714 for further information and to make an appointment for inspection and/or treatment. 24 hours notice must be given.
NSW DPI remains committed to working with you to prevent cattle tick outbreaks in NSW, and in doing so, minimise the impact of cattle tick fever on the cattle industry.
For more information on moving led and tractable stock into and within NSW, visit:
For information about required documentation, visit:
To help primary industries navigate the challenges and impacts of COVID-19, NSW DPI Industries has activated a new team and launched online resources. Managing animal welfare and other industry COVID-19 related information, including contact information, is available on the NSW DPI website.
1 Led and tractable livestock include led cattle, camelids, equines, deer, goats and sheep.