Live psittacine birds
Import risk review for psittacine birds from all countries ‑ Draft report. Language(s): English. Number of pages: 189
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has released a draft review of the risk management of imported psittacine birds for a 60-day comment period. The draft report identifies, and includes the risk assessments for, 7 pests and diseases of biosecurity concerns.
The draft review recommends that:
- Imports be permitted from countries assessed and approved by Australia for this purpose.
- Imported psittacine birds be subject to veterinary inspection, tests and time in quarantine, including at the department's quarantine facility at Mickleham, Victoria.
The department intends to release a final review on the conditions for importation of household pet and aviary psittacine birds following consideration of submissions received in response to the draft review.