Providing practical information to help you protect your farm from biosecurity risks

New and emerging livestock industries

Whilst sheep, cattle, chickens and pigs are the bread and butter of Australia’s livestock production, there are a host of other unique livestock sectors across the country that contribute to the economy and require good on-farm biosecurity and emergency animal disease preparedness too.

On this page, you will find the tools to implement the simple, everyday biosecurity practices to protect the health of your livestock, limit production losses and help maintain market access for your industry.

Animal Health Australia has teamed up with Charles Sturt University to develop biosecurity resources and emergency animal disease preparedness information for new and emerging livestock industries including emu, turkey, dairy sheep, buffalo, deer and harvesting industries including rangeland goats and kangaroos.

The project, which is being funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, commenced with research undertaken by the university to determine attitudes to, and awareness of, biosecurity and emergency animal disease preparedness.

Resources and information are being developed for each of the new and emerging industry sectors and placed on this webpage. Scroll down to see what resources are available for the following industries:

For the Alpaca, dairy sheep, duck and dairy/fibre goat industries, just the species-specific industry pages on the Farm Biosecurity website for further information.


Download and print these posters to place in and around your property to remind staff and others working on your property about the importance of biosecurity for your industry.


General poster



              RIRDC Poster_concepts

Fact sheets

Download and print these fact sheets to remind staff and others working on your property about the importance of biosecurity for your industry.


RIRDC Factsheet_Buffalo_proof-1


RIRDC Factsheet_Camel_proof-1


RIRDC Factsheet_Croc_proof-1

Dairy Sheep

RIRDC Factsheet_Sheep_proof-1


RIRDC Factsheet_Deer_proof-1


RIRDC Factsheet_Kangaroo_proof_v3-1


Animal biosecurity
Biosecurity and farm inputs
Biosecurity and farm outputs
Biosecurity and people movement
Biosecurity for travelling farm workers
Equipment biosecurity
FarmBiosecurity App
Feral animals and weeds
Production practices
Small farm biosecurity
Train, plan and record
Vehicle and equipment biosecurity