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.

In the coming months resources and information will be developed for each of the new and emerging industry sectors and placed on this webpage.

New and emerging industries covered by Farm Biosecurity:

Rabbit Marron and Redclaw Emu
Buffalo Dairy sheep Turkey
Camel Deer Kangaroo
Crocodile Duck
Game bird Ostrich


Biosecurity for all creatures great and small

Download and print this poster to remind people coming on to your property about the importance of biosecurity


Animal biosecurity
BioSecure HACCP (NGIA)
Biosecurity and farm inputs
Biosecurity and farm outputs
Biosecurity and people movement
Biosecurity for travelling farm workers
Equipment biosecurity
Feral animals and weeds
Production practices
Small farm biosecurity
Train, plan and record
Vehicle and equipment biosecurity