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Moving camels, alpacas and llamas
You have to meet certain requirements if you move camelids within Queensland or into Queensland from other states and territories.
Camelids include the two true camels (the single-humped dromedary - or Arabian camel - and the two-humped Bactrian camel) as well as the alpaca, llama, guanaco and vicuña.
Moving camelids within Queensland
Before moving camels, vicuña and guanaco 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 camelids into Queensland from interstate
Ensure that you have met all Queensland travel requirements for camelids.
Note: You do not require a Queensland certificate of health as of 1 July 2016 when moving camelids into Queensland. You do have a general biosecurity obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk.
Moving camelids from Queensland to another state or territory
Contact the state or territory's agriculture department to check their laws for moving camelids.
Please ensure that you meet all Queensland travel requirements for camelids when moving through Queensland to get to another state.
- Find out about cattle tick regulations for moving low-risk livestock in Queensland.
- Learn about livestock standstills.
- Last reviewed: 1 Jul 2016
- Last updated: 1 Jul 2016