Animal Welfare

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide.

Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS) assists in the creation of a more consistent and effective animal welfare system.

Agencies and Organisations

Animal Health Australia (AHA) is a not-for-profit public Company established by the Australian Government, state and territory governments and major national livestock industry organisations.

Australian Livestock Transporters’ Association (ALTA) represents the interests of Australian livestock transporters.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is the national safety agency responsible for maritime safety, protection of the marine environment and aviation and marine search and rescue.

Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is the professional organisation that represents veterinarians across Australia.

Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) is the peak producers organisation for Australian beef cattle producers.

Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) is the peak national body representing the interests of Australian goat meat, fibre and dairy producers.

International Livestock Resources & Information Centre (ILRIC) is a division of the Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI) that provides independent certification of beef breeding animals based on the Australian Cattle Genetic Exports Agency (ACGEA) standards.

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned company that provides services to livestock producers, processors, exporters, foodservice operators and retailers. MLA has over 43,000 livestock producer ‘members’ who have stakeholder entitlements in the company.

National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is the peak national body representing farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia. It is one of Australia’s foremost and respected lobbying and advocacy organisations.

National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is Australia’s system for identification and traceability of livestock to ensure the quality and safety of beef, lamb, sheep meat and goat meat.

National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) provides the latest market reports, news, analysis, information and statistics for the Australian livestock and red meat industry from a wide range of MLA market information publications.

The Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) is the peak primary industry body representing Northern Territory cattle producers.

The Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTLEA) represents the interests of livestock exporters and other stakeholders and promotes, facilitates and drives growth in the export of livestock from northern Australia and the Territory in particular.

Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SMC) represents the interests of sheep meat producers.

Australian Government

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) is the Australian government economic research agency.

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – Australia develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable.

DAFF Biosecurity – Australia (formerly AQIS) provides import and export inspection and certification to help retain Australia’s animal, plant and human health status and access to overseas export markets. Formerly known as the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS).

Live Animal Export Trade

Levies Revenue Service (LRS) is responsible for the effective delivery of levies, by administering, collecting and disbursing levies, on a cost recovery basis, on behalf of industries.

Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) is a database of importing country requirements for the meat, fish, dairy, plant, plant products and live animal export industries.