Multiple Movement Permit Means Multiple Savings

AUSTRALIA - With the start of this year's show season, Biosecurity Queensland recommends that competitors and exhibitors consider purchasing a multiple movement permit for transporting livestock between cattle tick zones across Queensland.
calendar icon 23 February 2012
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Biosecurity Queensland Industry Liaison Officer Fiona Thompson said multiple movement permits could save time and effort for people who regularly attended shows or competitions with livestock.

"The multiple movement permit sets conditions for the movement of secondary cattle tick host animals, such as horses, to reduce the risk of spreading diseases and pests," Ms Thompson said.

"Horses, goats, camelids and sheep are secondary cattle tick host animals and can travel to a scheduled competition event without inspection or cattle tick treatment, provided they are manageable and groomed."

To be granted a permit you need to provide information about how many days you will be travelling, the animals you are moving and your contact details at each location.

The permit lasts for 12 months and can be used for multiple events. This saves money, time and effort for anyone who regularly attends competition events. Permits cost A$23.55 including GST.

Multiple movement permits can be obtained by phone on 13 25 23 or in person at a local Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) office.

Exhibitors and competitors travelling with secondary cattle tick host animals between the cattle tick zones are also required to have the appropriate waybill in addition to the travel permit.

Ms Thompson said waybills helped trace the movement of animals in the event of a pest or disease occurrence.

"Waybills can also be obtained from your local DEEDI office," she said.

"Biosecurity Queensland conducts spot permit checks on animal show competitors and exhibitors and there are severe penalties for anyone found breaching movement regulations.

"Anyone transporting stock without the necessary permit can receive fines of up to A$40,000.

"Also, transporting stock between different cattle tick zones without the required inspections or treatments can result in fines of up to A$100,000."

Multiple movement permits cannot be used for moving primary cattle tick host species such as cattle, deer and buffalo to competition events. These species may be moved if they are manageable, groomed and have a clean inspection at a clearing facility before entering the cattle tick control or tick free zones, however a travel permit is required for each intended movement.

For more information about movement regulations across Queensland and cattle tick zones, visit or call 13 25 23.

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