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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:
- become a registered biosecurity entity (RBE) to be allocated a property identification code (PIC)
- complete a movement record
- understand and follow animal welfare transport standards.
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.
- Read more about livestock entry requirements for Queensland.
- Find out more about Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (New South Wales).
- Last reviewed: 1 Jul 2016
- Last updated: 1 Jul 2016