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Malaysia (MY)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements. 

An import permit is required and obtainable from the Malaysian Department of Veterinary Services.


Refer to this and the Department’s websites for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

There are no agreed conditions or health certificate for the import of birds into Malaysia from Australia.

Certifying officers must review the import permit(s), any conditions provided by the exporter, the website of the importing authority, and ensure that the issued document(s) are consistent with the permit(s).

The following conditions were sourced from a permit issued in May 2019.

Health certification

The consignment of animals shall be accompanied by a Veterinary Health Certificate issued by a competent Veterinary Authority of Australia within 7 days of export and should include the following attestations:

  1. The country (Australia) or part of country (Australia) or farm of origin has been free from velogenic Newcastle disease, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (fowl plague) and fowl cholera.

    The Department issues certification based on declaration from the State or Territory veterinary authorities of no reports of the notifiable diseases in the State or Territory as defined by the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

    ​The Department issues certification based on declaration from the operator of the premises where the bird(s) were derived from of no evidence of the relevant non-notifiable diseases occurring on the premises for twelve months prior to export.

  2. The poultry/birds came from farm(s) with no reported cases of Salmonella pullorum and that they have been examined by a competent veterinary officer and found to be clinically healthy and free from any sign of infectious or contagious diseases prior to and at time of export.

    The Department issues certification based on declaration from the State or Territory veterinary authorities of no reports of the notifiable disease in the State or T​erritory as defined by the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

    The Department issues certification based on inspection by a registered veterinarian prior to export.​​

Special conditions

Other conditions

Approval may be required from the Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Malaysia under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), prior to issuance of the import permit.

Permission to move birds out of Australia

You may need permission under wildlife trade laws to move birds out of Australia. Refer to the Department’s International wildlife trade requirements. There is specific guidance for non-commercial wildlife trade​ for public exhibition, scientific research, conservation breeding and personal use.


Other requirements

Transport requirements

All consignments of game / pet birds destined for export to Malaysia must be transported by aircraft or vessel direct from the airport or port of embarkation in the country of export to the prescribed landing place (air​port or port) of disembarkation in Malaysia.

Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements

4.1 All game/ pet birds imported into Malaysia will be subjected to quarantine for a period of minimum 7 days in an approved facility or premise.

4.2 During the quarantine period, the birds will be inspected from time to time by the quarantine officer / officer from the Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia and may be subjected to certain laboratory health tests as deemed required.

4.3 In the case if any of the bird showed signs of infectious or contagious diseases, the competent authority reserves the right to either destroy the whole birds in the consignment/ flock or to further detained the birds under quarantine for another maximum 30 more days.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on a permit issued in May 2019.

Entry last reviewed 1 December 2021.

Latest updates

20/03/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:49 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:49 PM