Report an unusual or emergency animal disease

Emergency animal disease watch hotline

Report any unusual signs or suspected cases of emergency animal disease immediately to the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888. Early reporting increases the chance of effective control and eradication.

Diseases can spread quickly over large distances so it’s essential that you report what you find as soon as possible. Even a suspicion of disease or observation of unusual clinical signs in your animals should be reported.

Early detection can minimise the spread of diseases and help protect our important animal industries.

Your report will be responded to by knowledgeable staff, who will seek information about the detection and decide on an appropriate action to be taken.

Page last updated: 15 Oct 2021