You have to meet certain requirements if you move horses within Queensland, or into Queensland from other states and territories.
Moving horses within Queensland
Before moving horses 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
- ensure that you have met cattle tick minimisation requirements as per the biosecurity manual (PDF, 1MB) when travelling between cattle tick zones.
Moving horses into Queensland from another state or territory
Ensure that you have met all Queensland travel requirements for horses.
Note: you do not require a Queensland certificate of health as of 1 July 2016 when introducing horses into Queensland. You do have a general biosecurity obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk.
Moving horses from Queensland to another state or territory
Check the livestock entry requirements for other states or territories.
Please ensure that you meet all Queensland travel requirements for horses when moving through Queensland to get to another state.
Moving hay and fodder
When moving your horses, it is important that you do not accidentally transport unwanted weeds or pests in hay or fodder.
Note: Hay moved from the cattle tick infested zone of Queensland is subject to NSW entry requirements.
- Last reviewed: 01 Jul 2016
- Last updated: 01 Jul 2016