Protect your farm from African swine fever
African swine fever is a prohibited matter.
Outbreaks have been reported in Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation and Asia (China, Hong Kong Administrative region, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Philippines, South Korea, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea).
International outbreaks are a reminder that animal diseases can spread quickly and do not respect international borders.
Early detection and reporting of African swine fever is critical to rapid containment of this disease.
If you suspect the presence of African swine fever, you must report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or contact the Emergency Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.
African swine fever is different to swine influenza.
With African swine fever outbreaks overseas, we recommend that pig producers stay up-to-date about the situation and take action to protect their farms.
Read about the clinical signs of African swine fever and the impact this disease can have on the Australian pork industry.
Australian Pork Limited has information about how the pork industry can protect against African swine fever, how it is preparing for an outbreak and what producers can do to protect their pigs.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) provides regular comprehensive updates on the international situation.
Animal Health Australia manages the Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN).The African swine fever disease strategy and supporting documents provide information about valuation and compensation, destruction, disposal and decontamination. Useful resources for producers are also available:
- Responding to African swine fever – fact sheet (PDF, 89KB)
- Control measures for African swine fever – fact sheet (PDF, 69KB)
- Compensation and valuation in an African swine fever response – fact sheet (PDF, 465KB)
Farm Biosecurity provides plenty of information about biosecurity planning to protect your farm from pests and diseases, including African swine fever.
Read about what the Australian Government is doing to protect Australia from African swine fever.
- Last reviewed: 16 Oct 2019
- Last updated: 1 Apr 2020