Anthrax vaccination in NSW


Anthrax is a bacterial disease which occurs world-wide, affecting many species of domestic and wild animals, as well as humans. In grazing animals anthrax usually strikes suddenly with livestock showing few signs of illness before dying. It is a serious disease of livestock because it can kill stock across all ages and classes and because it can survive in the soil for decades.

This Primefact includes topics:

  • What is anthrax?
  • Anthrax vaccine
  • General biosecurity duty
  • Accessing anthrax vaccine in NSW
  • Using the vaccine
  • Restrictions on vaccinated livestock
  • Movement permits
  • Immunity and re-vaccination


Primefact 401 Seventh Edition

Published: Oct 2020