Moving designated birds

You have to meet certain requirements before moving poultry and poultry products in Queensland. Under the law, designated birds are defined as:

  • birds that are raised for human consumption (poultry) or the production of eggs for human consumption (e.g. chickens), or that have been released into free flight since they started being kept in captivity (e.g. racing pigeons).

Moving designated birds within Queensland

Before moving designated birds within Queensland you must:

Moving designated birds into Queensland from another state or territory

Ensure that you have met all Queensland travel requirements for designated birds.

You do have a general biosecurity obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk.

Moving poultry from Queensland to another state or territory

Contact the state or territory's agriculture department to check their laws for moving designated birds.

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