Live Animals

Birds

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

 

Please contact the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities for any additional requirements or restrictions on the export of birds.

Wildlife Trade Regulation Section
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

Telephone: (02) 6274 1900
Facsimile: (02) 6274 1921

Email: wildlifetrade@environment.gov.au

Website: www.environment.gov.au/biodeversity/wildlife-trade/index.html

 

Updated: 02 Apr 2015

HEALTH CERTIFICATE

 

1.     ELIGIBILITY

a)     This protocol refers only to caged pet birds

  • The caged pet bird(s) must have been in the ownership and possession of the premises/owner for a minimum period of one year immediately preceding pre-export quarantine.
  • A maximum number of birds to be imported must be agreed upon with the Chief Quarantine Officer (Animals) of Papua New Guinea at any one time.

b)    Poultry species (chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, pheasant, quail or other game birds), or pigeons (Columbia livia) do not qualify as caged pet birds.

c)     Only birds permitted entry by Conservator of Fauna, Department of Environment and Conservation will be accepted for import.

2.     PRE-EXPORT REQUIREMENTS

a)   The bird(s) shall be examined by a qualified veterinarian for any clinical signs of infectious or contagious          disease during the isolation period and prior to export.

3.     CERTIFICATES

FORM 14A: FOR CAGED PET BIRDS

Pre-export statutory declaration by the owner

NAQIA Import Permit number:

Identification of bird(s):

Species:

Age:

Colour:

ID (microchip or legband):

Quantity:

I, .............................................................., being the exporter of the bird(s) described in this document, declare that:

a)     The bird(s) has(have) either been born at my aviary or in my ownership and possession for a minimum period of one year immediately prior to the commencement of pre-export quarantine.

b)    During the 45 days period immediately prior to export to PNG, the bird(s) has(have) been resident at the following address:

c)     The pre-export quarantine period commenced on…………………………………………………  (date)

d)    The birds in this consignment are not vaccinated for Newcastle disease or avian influenza

e)     During this time:

    1. The birds and the flock/aviary stated above has been free of any signs of infectious or contagious disease.
    2. Any illness/death was reported to AQIS.

Signature of Owner:

Date:

Name:

Address:

 

I,……………………………………………………………….., being a qualified veterinarian, declare that:

a)     I inspected the premises at:                        on………………(date) and I can confirm that

  • The quarantined birds were housed separately, and have no contact with, other birds on the premises
  • The quarantined birds have no contact with wild birds

b)    The bird(s) was(were) examined by me within one week of commencing the pre-export quarantine period and no                              suspicion/evidence of any infectious or contagious disease was found.

c)   Within 48 hours of export, the bird(s) was(were) examined by me. No suspicion/evidence of infectious or contagious disease          or external parasites was found in the birds and that the bird(s) was(were) fit to travel.

Signature:

Date:

Qualified Veterinarian Name:

Address:

I have witnessed the above signature, and after due enquiry, I have no reason to doubt the truth of this declaration.


Signature:

Date:

Government Veterinary Officer Name:

Address:

 

NOTE: This page is endorsed with the Official Stamp.

 

FORM 14B: FOR CAGED PET BIRDS

 

Zoo sanitary certificate

NAQIA Permit number:

Identification of bird(s):

Species:

Colour:

ID (microchip or legband):

Quantity:

 

I,……………………………………………………………….., being an official AQIS veterinarian, certify that:

 

a)     Virulent Newcastle disease and highly pathogenic avian influenza have not been reported in Australia during the six month                 period immediately prior to the date of this certification.

b)     Australia is free of psittacine pox

c)     No illness/death of the bird(s) under pre-export quarantine was reported by the owner during the 45 day pre-export period.

d)    Within 48 hours of export, the bird(s) was(were) examined by:………………………………… (name), a qualified veterinarian.  I          have seen his/her report and am satisfied that no suspicion/evidence of infectious or contagious disease or external parasites        was found in the birds and that the bird(s) was (were) fit to travel.

 

Signature:

Date:

Government Veterinary Officer Name:

Address:

 

Note: This page is endorsed with the Official Stamp


Updated: 10 Apr 2015

PROTOCOL LAST NEGOTIATED

 
JUNE 1988
Updated: 27 Aug 2014