Requirements to notify
More about the requirements to notify, and your obligations under the Livestock Disease Control Act (1994).
Specifically the Act states: (in section 7)
If a person knows or has reason to suspect that a disease is present in livestock, livestock products or hives
- owned by that person or in the possession, control or charge of that person; or
- on land owned and occupied by that person; or
- (c) dealt with by that person as a veterinary practitioner, inspector under the Meat Industry Act 1993 or the Export Control Act 1982 of the Commonwealth, operator of a meat processing facility licensed under the Meat Industry Act 1993 where a quality assurance program is in force, the owner or person in charge of premises registered as a diagnostic veterinary laboratory, knackery, stock agent or other person dealing with livestock, livestock products or hives by way of a profession, trade or business-
the person must notify an inspector as follows:
* In the case of an exotic disease, the person must notify an inspector without delay after becoming aware or suspecting that the disease is present by the quickest means of communication available.
* In the case of a disease other than an exotic disease, the person must notify an inspector within the prescribed time and in the prescribed manner after becoming aware or suspecting that the disease is present.