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Quarantine (Animals) Regulations

Authoritative Version
SR 1935 No. 71 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 25 Jul 1935
Date of repeal 23 Jun 2000
Repealed by Quarantine Regulations 2000

STATUTORY RULES.

1935. No. 71

 

REGULATIONS UNDER THE QUARANTINE ACT 1908-1924.*

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Quarantine Act 1908-1924.

Dated this twenty third day of July, 1935.

(Sgd.) ISAAC A. ISAACS

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

W.M. HUGHES.

Minister of State for Health.

 

QUARANTINE (ANIMALS) REGULATIONS.

Part I.—Preliminary.

Citation.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Quarantine (Animals) Regulations.

Repeal.

2. Part VI. of the Quarantine Regulations 1927, as amended prior to the date of commencement of these Regulations, is hereby repealed.

Parts.

3. These Regulations are divided into Parts, as follows:—

Part    I.

—Preliminary.

Part   II.

—Notice of Importation of Animals.

Part III.

—Documents to be Furnished Prior to Landing of Animals.

Part IV.

—Quarantine and Quarantine Surveillance of Animals.

Part  V.

—Zoological Gardens, Circuses and Theatres.

Part VI.

—Importation of Miscellaneous Goods.

Part VII.

—Importation of Hides and Skins.

Part     VIII.

—Importation of Parts of Animals.

Part IX.

—Miscellaneous.

Definitions.

4.—(1.) In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears—

“bond store” means a warehouse licensed under section 78 of the Customs Act 1901-1935;

 

* Notified in the Commonwealth Gazette on                                                                               , 1935.

1102.—6/20.6.1935.—Price 1s. 6d.


 

certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon” means a certificate by a person who is, and whose certificate specifies that he is, a veterinary surgeon who is—

(a) employed by the Government of any country; or

(b) nominated or approved by the department of the government of any country administering the veterinary service of that country;

“Chief Quarantine Officer” means the Chief Quarantine Officer for the animals division of quarantine in any State or Territory;

“constable” includes any member of the police force of the Commonwealth, or of a State, or of a Territory being part of the Commonwealth, and any Peace Officer appointed in pursuance of the Peace Officers Act 1925;

“Government veterinary surgeon” means a veterinary surgeon who is a full-time officer employed in the Government veterinary service of any country;

“importer” includes owner or consignee, or the agent of an owner or consignee;

“owner”, in relation to a zoological garden, circus or theatre, includes any director, lessee, agent or other person having the control of that garden, circus or theatre;

“quarantine station” means a place appointed under section 13 of the Act to be a quarantine station for the performance of quarantine by animals;

“responsible Government veterinary surgeon” means the principal veterinary surgeon of the Government veterinary service of any country, and includes the deputy of that surgeon;

“the Act” means the Quarantine Act 1908-1924, and if that Act is at any time amended, includes that Act as so amended;

“the Director” means the Director of Quarantine.

(2.) In these Regulations, any reference to a Schedule shall be read as a reference to a Schedule to these Regulations, and any reference to a Form shall be read as a reference to a Form contained in the First Schedule.

(3.) Strict compliance with the Forms contained in the First Schedule shall not be necessary, and substantial compliance shall be sufficient.

Prescribed officers.

5. All Chief Quarantine Officers, and all quarantine officers who are veterinary surgeons, shall be prescribed quarantine officers for the purposes of sections 53 and 57 of the Act.

Part II.—Notice of Importation of Animals.

Notice of intended importation.

6. The owner or agent of any vessel on which is an animal intended to be imported shall, not less than 48 hours prior to the arrival in Australia of that vessel, give, or cause to be given, to the Chief Quarantine Officer of the State or Territory into which the animal is to be imported, notice in writing of the intended importation of that animal.


 

Notice of arrival.

7. The Master of any vessel on which is any animal intended to be imported from any country except New Zealand shall, immediately on arrival at the port where that animal is to be landed, deliver to the Chief Quarantine Officer a notice and declaration in accordance with Form A.

Death or loss of animal on voyage.

8. The Master of any vessel shall, immediately on arrival at the first port of entry, report to the Chief Quarantine Officer the occurrence of any death or loss of an animal during the voyage, and shall furnish to the Chief Quarantine Officer such particulars of the animal, and of its death or loss, as the Chief Quarantine Officer requires.

Death or escape of animal in port.

9. If any animal on board an overseas vessel dies or escapes while that vessel is in port, the Master shall immediately report that death or escape to the Chief Quarantine Officer.

Part III.—Documents to be Furnished prior to Landing of Animals.

Horses, asses and mules from New Zealand.

10. Horses, asses and mules from Now Zealand shall not be landed unless there has been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon in respect of each animal—

(a) certifying that the animal is free from disease; and

(b) if the animal was imported into New Zealand within twelve months prior to its importation into Australia, certifying that it was imported into New Zealand under conditions equivalent to those required by or under the Act and these Regulations in the case of horses imported into Australia from the country from which the animal was imported into New Zealand.

Horses, asses and mules from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State and the Channel Islands.

11. Horses, asses and mules from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner stating—

(i) that the animal has been in one of those countries during the six months next preceding the date of shipment and that it has been free from disease during that period;

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period;

(iii) that it has not been tested with mallein during the thirty days next preceding the date of the test referred to in paragraph (b) of this regulation; and

(iv) that it has been tested with mallein during the period of thirty days next preceding the date of shipment;

(b) a mallein test certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon certifying that he has subjected the animal to a mallein test with negative results, and stating the date on which the test was conducted;


 

(c) a certificate of general health by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Horses, asses and mules from Canada, the United States of America and France.

12. Horses, asses and mules from Canada, the United States of America or France shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner of the animal stating—

(i) that the animal has been free from disease during the six months next preceding the date of shipment;

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period;

(iii) that it has not been tested with mallein during the period of thirty days next preceding the date of the test referred to in paragraph (b) of this regulation;

(iv) that it has not, during the twelve months next preceding the date of shipment, been kept or housed within fifteen miles of any place in which dourine or epizootic lymphangitis has been declared, or is known, to exist; and

(v) that it has been tested with mallein during the period of thirty days next preceding the date of shipment;

(b) a mallein test certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon stating that he has subjected the animal to a mallein test with negative results and stating the date on which the test was conducted;

(c) a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon stating that dourine or epizootic lymphangitis neither exists, nor has been declared, or is known, to exist, during the twelve months next preceding the date of shipment of the animal, within fifteen miles of the place from which the animal is exported, or in which it has been kept or housed during that period; and

(d) a certificate of general health by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Horses, asses and mules from Fiji.

13. Horses, asses and mules from Fiji shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner of the animal stating—

(i) that the animal has been free from disease during the six months next preceding the date of shipment; and

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period; and


 

(b) a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon certifying—

(i) that the animal is free from disease;

(ii) that during the six months next preceding the date of shipment no horse, ass or mule was imported into Fiji from any country other than Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands, Canada or the United States of America; and

(iii) that he has applied the mallein test with negative results.

Asses from Spain and Portugal.

14. Asses from Spain or Portugal shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a permit from the Minister to import the animal, obtained before the animal was shipped;

(b) a declaration by the owner of the animal stating—

(i) that the animal has been free from disease during the six months next preceding the date of shipment;

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period;

(iii) that it has not been tested with mallein during the period of thirty days next preceding the date of the test referred to in paragraph (c) of this regulation ;

(iv) that it has not, during the twelve months next preceding the date of shipment, been kept or housed within fifteen miles of any place where dourine or epizootic lymphangitis has been declared or known to exist; and

(v) that it has been tested with mallein during the period of thirty days next preceding the date of shipment;

(c) a mallein test certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon stating that he has subjected the animal to a mallein test with negative results, and stating the date on which the test was conducted;

(d) a certificate by a responsible Government veterinary surgeon certifying—

(i) that dourine or epizootic lymphangitis neither exists, nor has been declared, or is known, to exist, during the twelve months next preceding the date of shipment of the animal, in the State or Province, or within fifteen miles of the place, from which the animal is exported, or in which it has been during that period; and

(ii) that the animal has been tested by the complement fixation test for dourine with negative results;

(e) a certificate of general health by a Government veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.


 

Cattle from New Zealand.

15. Cattle from New Zealand shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon certifying that the animal is free from disease and that it has been in New Zealand for at least 60 days immediately prior to the date of shipment;

(b) a tuberculin test certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon, stating, inter alia, the date on which the test was applied;

(c) a johnin test certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon, stating, inter alia, the date on which the test was applied.

Cattle from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State and the Channel Islands.

16. Cattle from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner stating—

(i) that the animal has been free from disease during the six months next preceding the date of shipment;

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period; and

(iii) that it has been subjected to a double intradermal tuberculin test and a double intradermal johnin test during the period of two months next preceding the date of shipment;

(b) a certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon certifying that he has subjected the animal to a double intradermal tuberculin test and a double intradermal johnin test, with negative results, and stating the date on which the tests were conducted;

(c) a certificate by a responsible Government veterinary surgeon, certifying that after due inquiry he is satisfied—

(i) that the animal has not been, within three months next preceding the date of shipment, kept, pastured or housed upon, and has not passed throug, any area within fifteen miles of any place where foot and mouth disease has occurred during that period;

(ii) that the fodder accompanying the animal has been obtained from districts which have been free from foot and mouth disease during the period of six months next preceding the date of shipment and that the fodder has not been exposed to contamination during that period;


 

(iii) in the case of an animal shipped from England, that the animal has passed fourteen days immediately prior to the date of shipment in a quarantine station under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in England; and

(iv) in the case of an animal shipped direct from Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands, that the animal is shipped on a vessel which will not call at a port in England;

(d) in the case of an animal shipped from Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands on a vessel calling at a port in England, a certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon certifying that during the stay of the vessel at any port in England, the animal has been kept isolated under the supervision of an officer of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in England; and

(e) a certificate of general health by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Cattle from Canada or the United States of America.

17. Cattle from Canada or the United States of America shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner stating—

(i) that the animal has been free from disease during the six months next preceding the date of shipment ;

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period;

(iii) in the case of an animal from the United States of America, that the animal has been submitted to a test by blood inoculation for the presence of anaplasmosis and piroplasmosis; and

(iv) that it has been subjected to a double intradermal tuberculin test and a double intradermal johnin test during the period of two months next preceding the date of shipment;

(b) a certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon certifying that he has subjected the animal to a double intradermal tuberculin test and a double intradermal johnin test, with negative results, and stating the date on which the tests were conducted;

(c) a certificate by a responsible Government veterinary surgeon certifying that after due inquiry he is satisfied—

(i) that the animal has not, within six months of the date of shipment, been kept, pastured, or housed upon, and has not passed on foot through, any


 

area within fifteen miles of any place where foot and mouth disease has occurred during that period;

(ii) if the animal is from the United States of America, that inoculation tests have been conducted with blood from the animal for the purpose of determining the presence of anaplasmosis and piroplasmosis, with negative results; and

(iii) that the fodder accompanying the animal has been obtained from districts which have been free from foot and mouth disease during the period of six months next preceding the date of shipment, and that the fodder has not been exposed to contamination during that period; and

(d) a certificate of general health by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Sheep and goats from New Zealand.

18. Sheep and goats from New Zealand shall not be landed unless there has been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon certifying that each of the animals is free from disease.

Sheep and goats from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State and the Channel Islands.

19. Sheep and goats from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner stating—

(i) that the animal has been free from disease during the six months next preceding the date of shipment;

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period; and

(iii) that it has been dipped by thorough immersion in an effective scab-destroying preparation within fourteen days next preceding the date of shipment, and specifying the exact nature of the dipping operation, or that the animal is to pass through a quarantine station under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in England;

(b) a certificate by a responsible Government veterinary surgeon certifying that after due inquiry he is satisfied—

(i) that the animal has not, within the three months next preceding the date of shipment, been kept, pastured or housed upon, and has not been passed on foot through, any area within fifteen miles of any place where foot and mouth disease has occurred during that period;

(ii) that he has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration referred to in paragraph (a) of this regulation;


 

(iii) that the fodder accompanying the animal has been obtained from districts which have been free from foot and mouth disease during the period of six months next preceding the date of shipment, and that the fodder has not been exposed to contamination during that period;

(iv) in the case of an animal shipped from England, that it has passed the fourteen days immediately prior to the date of shipment in a quarantine station under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in England, and that it has been dipped by thorough immersion in an effective scab-destroying preparation during its detention in that quarantine station; and

(v) in the case of an animal shipped direct from Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands, that the animal is shipped on a vessel which will not call at a port in England; and

(c) in the case of an animal shipped from Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands, on a vessel calling at a port in England, a certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon certifying that during the stay of the vessel at any port in England, the animal has been kept isolated under the supervision of an officer of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in England.

Sheep and goats from Canada and the United States of America.

20. Sheep and goats from Canada or the United States of America shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner stating—

(i) that the animal has been free from disease during the six months next preceding the date of shipment;

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period; and

(iii) that it has been dipped by thorough immersion in an effective scab-destroying preparation within fourteen days next preceding that date, and specifying the exact nature of the dipping preparation;

(b) a certificate by a responsible Government veterinary surgeon certifying that after due inquiry he is satisfied—

(i) that the animal has not, within the six months next preceding the date of shipment, been kept, pastured, or housed upon, and has not passed on foot through, any area within fifteen miles of any place where foot and mouth disease has occurred during that period;


 

(ii) that the fodder accompanying the animal has been obtained from districts which have been free from foot and mouth disease during the period of six months next preceding the date of shipment and that the fodder has not been exposed to contamination during that period;

(iii) that he has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration referral to in paragraph (a) of this regulation; and

(iv) (in the case of a goat from the United States of America) that the disease due to Brucella melitensis is not known to exist in the State from which the goat is exported; and

(c) a certificate of general health by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Swine from New Zealand.

21. Swine from New Zealand shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner stating—

(i) that the animal has been in New Zealand during the six months next preceding the date of shipment and that it has been free from disease during that period; and

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period,

and bearing an endorsement by a Government veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment that he has made due inquiry and has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration; and

(b) a certificate of general health by a Government veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Swine from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands and Canada.

22. Swine from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands or Canada shall not be landed unless the following documents have been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner stating—

(i) that the animal has been free from disease during the six months next preceding the date of shipment; and

(ii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period;

(b) a certificate by a responsible Government veterinary surgeon certifying that after due inquiry he is satisfied—

(i) that the animal has not, within three months next preceding the date of shipment, been kept, pastured, or housed upon, and has not passed on foot through, any area within fifteen miles of any place where foot and mouth disease has occurred during that period;


 

(ii) that he has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration referred to in paragraph (a) of this regulation;

(iii) that the fodder accompanying the animal has been obtained from districts which have been free from foot and mouth disease for a period of six months next preceding the date of shipment, and that the fodder has not been exposed to contamination during that period;

(iv) in the case of an animal shipped direct from England, that it has passed fourteen days immediately prior to the date of shipment in a quarantine station under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in England; and.

(v) in the case of an animal shipped direct from Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands, that it is shipped on a vessel which will not call at a port in England;

(c) in the case of an animal shipped from Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands on a vessel calling at a port in England, a certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon certifying that, during the stay of the vessel at any port in England, the animal has been kept isolated under the supervision of an officer of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in England; and

(g) a certificate of health by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Cattle, sheep and swine imported for immediate slaughter.

23. Notwithstanding the provisions of regulations 15 to 22 inclusive, cattle imported for immediate slaughter from any country, and sheep or swine imported for immediate slaughter from any country other than New Zealand, shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a permit by the Minister to import the animal;

(b) a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon certifying that the animal was inspected immediately prior to shipment and was free from disease; and

(c) a declaration by the importer that the animal will be slaughtered within seven days, or such longer period as the Chief Quarantine Officer authorizes, after the arrival of the animal in Australia.

Dogs and cats from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands and New Zealand.

24. Dogs and cats from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands or New Zealand shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner stating—

(i) that the animal has been in the country from which it is exported during the whole of the six months next preceding the date of shipment;


 

(ii) that during that period it has been free from disease; and

(iii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period,

and bearing an endorsement by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment that he has made due inquiry and has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration; and

(b) a certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment certifying that the animal is free from disease.

Poultry from New Zealand.

25. Fowls, ducks, turkeys and Guinea fowls from New Zealand shall not be landed unless the following documents have been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer :—

(a) a declaration by the owner—

(i) stating that the birds have been in New Zealand during the six months next preceding the date of shipment;

(ii) stating that the birds have, during that period, been free from disease;

(iii) stating that the birds have not been in contact with any birds suffering from disease; and

(iv) bearing an endorsement by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment that he has made due inquiry and has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration; and

(b) a certificate of general health by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Poultry from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State and the Channel Islands.

26. Fowls, ducks, turkeys and Guinea fowls from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands shall not be landed unless the following documents have been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer:—

(a) a declaration by the owner—

(i) stating that the birds have been in one or more of those countries during the six months next preceding the date of shipment;

(ii) stating that during that period they have been free from disease; and

(iii) stating that they have not been in contact with any birds suffering from disease;

(b) a certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon certifying that the birds are free from fowl cholera and from any variety of the disease known as fowl pest, and, in the case of fowls and turkeys, that they have been tested by the agglutination test for bacillary white diarrhoea with negative results;

(c) a certificate by a responsible Government veterinary surgeon certifying that no variety of the disease known as fowl pest exists within fifty miles of the area referred to in paragraph (a) of this regulation; and

(d) a certificate of general health by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.


 

Birds other than poultry.

27. Birds (other than fowls, ducks, turkeys and Guinea fowls) shall not be landed unless there has been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment certifying—

(i) that on examination the birds have been found free from disease; and

(ii) that the disease known as fowl pest, in any of its varieties, is not known to exist in the country from which the birds are exported.

Wild and undomesticated animals imported for scientific or exhibition purposes.

28. Wild or undomesticated animals imported for scientific purposes or for exhibition in a registered zoological garden, circus or theatre shall not be landed unless they are imported by a person approved by the Director of Quarantine and unless the following documents have been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a permit (which may be in the form of a cablegram) to import the animal, obtained prior to shipment from the Chief Quarantine Officer of the State or Territory into which the animal is to be imported; and

(b) a declaration by the owner—

(i) specifying the area in which the animal has been during the six months next preceding the date of shipment and the environment of the animal during that period; and

(ii) stating that the animal has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease while under his control.

Domesticated animals imported for exhibition purposes.

29. Notwithstanding the provisions of regulations 10 to 27 inclusive, domesticated animals (other than horses, cattle, sheep and goats) imported for exhibition purposes shall not be landed unless the following documents have been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal:—

(a) a declaration by the owner—

(i) specifying the area in which the animal has been during the six months next preceding the date of shipment and the environment of the animal during that period; and

(ii) stating that the animal has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease while under his control; and

(b) a certificate of general health by a Government veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Rabbits from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands and New Zealand.

30. Rabbits from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands or New Zealand shall not be landed unless the following documents have been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer in respect of each animal :—

(a) a declaration by the owner certifying—

(i) that the animal has been in one of those countries during the six months next preceding the date of shipment;


 

(ii) that during that period it has been free from disease; and

(iii) that it has not been in contact with any animal suffering from disease during that period,

and bearing an endorsement by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment that he has made due inquiry and has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration;

(b) a certificate of general health by an approved veterinary surgeon at the port of shipment.

Bees from Canada or the United States of America.

31. Bees from Canada or the United States of America shall not be landed unless there has been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon, or other officer whose duties relate to apiculture, that the bees are from an area which is free from any disease affecting bees.

Bees from countries other than Canada or the United States of America.

32. Bees from any country other than Canada, or the United States of America shall not be landed unless they are consigned to the Chief Quarantine Officer and there have been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer—

(a) a declaration by the owner certifying—

(i) that the bees are free from disease; and

(ii) that they are from an apiary that is free from disease; and

(b) a certificate by a responsible Government veterinary surgeon, or other officer whose duties relate to apiculture, in the country from which the bees are exported, certifying—

(i) that Isle of Wight disease (acariasis) does not exist in any apiary within twenty miles of the apiary in which the bees were kept; and

(ii) that he has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration referred to in paragraph (a) of this regulation.

Part IV.—Quarantine and Quarantine Surveillance of Animals.

Order into quarantine.

33. An order by which an animal is ordered into quarantine shall be in writing.

Removal from vessel.

34.—(1.) An animal which has been ordered into quarantine and is required to be conveyed to a quarantine station shall be removed from the vessel and conveyed to the quarantine station in such manner as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

(2.) Where the Chief Quarantine Officer is satisfied that the vessel on which any horse, ass or mule imported from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands or Fiji was carried did not carry any animal between intermediate ports on the current voyage, it shall not be necessary for that horse, ass or mule to be conveyed to a quarantine station unless a quarantine officer suspects that the animal is suffering from a disease.


 

Period of detention in a quarantine station or in quarantine.

35.—(1.) Subject to these Regulations, an animal of a kind specified in the first column of the Second Schedule which is ordered into quarantine and conveyed to a quarantine station shall be detained in that quarantine station until the number of days specified in the second column of that Schedule have elapsed since the removal of the animal from the vessel.

(2.) If the Chief Quarantine Officer is satisfied that the vessel upon which any animal was imported did not carry any animal between intermediate ports on the current voyage, and, in the case of dogs, the Master of the vessel certifies that the dog, as well as every other dog on the vessel, was kept in confinement while the vessel was in any port, the animal shall be detained in the quarantine station until the number of days specified in the third column of the Second Schedule have elapsed since the removal of the animal from the vessel.

(3.) Bees which are ordered into quarantine shall remain in quarantine until a microscopic examination of the escort bees has been completed.

(4.) The Chief Quarantine Officer may direct that any animal shall remain in a quarantine station for a longer period than the period specified in the last preceding sub-regulation, or in the Second Schedule, as the case may be, if he is of opinion that the animal cannot be released at the end of the period so specified without danger of introducing some disease.

Quarantine surveillance.

36. Where a quarantine officer permits an animal to leave a ship or quarantine station under quarantine surveillance the permit shall be in accordance with Form B and shall be subject to the conditions specified in that permit.

Period of quarantine surveillance.

37.—(1.) Subject to the next succeeding sub-regulation, an animal under quarantine surveillance shall continue thereunder until the Chief Quarantine Officer is satisfied that the animal is free from disease and permits the animal to be released from quarantine surveillance.

(2.) Cattle which have been permitted to leave a quarantine station after having been therein detained for not less than thirty days, shall remain under quarantine surveillance for a period, not less than thirty days, determined by the Chief Quarantine Officer.

Treatment while under quarantine surveillance or in quarantine.

38.—(1.) An animal of a kind specified in this sub-regulation which is in quarantine, or under quarantine surveillance, shall be subjected to the following treatment:—

(a) in the case of any horse, ass or mule—the mallein test;

(b) in the case of cattle—

(i) the double intra-dermal and such other tuberculin tests as are required; and

(ii) the double intra-dermal and such other johnin tests as are required;

(c) in the case of goats—the agglutination test for Brucella melitensis;


 

(d) in the case of sheep and goats—shearing, and dipping on at least two occasions (with an interval of not less than seven nor more than fourteen days) by thorough immersion in a solution of the kind referred to in paragraph (a) of sub-regulation (2.) of regulation 87, which shall be maintained at a temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

(2.) The tests referred to in the last preceding sub-regulation shall be conducted by a quarantine officer who is a veterinary surgeon.

(3.) All wool and hair removed from a sheep or goat in pursuance of sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation shall be thoroughly immersed and saturated in the solution in which the animal was dipped, or, if the Chief Quarantine Officer so directs, in boiling water (kept boiling) for five minutes.

(4.) An animal which is in quarantine, or under quarantine surveillance, may be dealt with, and be subjected to such tests and treatment, as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

Notice of intention of destroy animal.

39. Where the Minister has ordered an animal to be destroyed, in pursuance of section 57 of the Act, at least two days’ notice of the intention to destroy that animal shall be given to the importer.

Post mortem examination to be made.

40. A Government veterinary surgeon shall make a post mortem examination of all animals destroyed and shall report the result of that examination to the Chief Quarantine Officer.

Compensation.

41.—(1.) The compensation to be paid to the owner of an animal which has been destroyed and is found not to be diseased shall be an amount determined by the Minister, not exceeding the original selling price to the owner of the animal in the country whence it was imported together with all charges for freight, maintenance and the like up to the time of destruction.

(2.) The Minister may require evidence, by statutory declaration or otherwise, as to the original selling price and of any of the charges referred to in the last preceding sub-regulation.

Sickness or loss during quarantine.

42. Any loss occasioned during the removal, handling or treatment of an imported animal under the directions of an officer, or occurring during the period of detention in quarantine, shall be borne by the owner of that animal, and he shall have no claim whatever against the Commonwealth or any officer for compensation for or in respect of such loss.

Treatment by private practitioner.

43. If any animal in a quarantine station suffers from any intercurrent disease, the Chief Quarantine Officer may permit the animal to be treated by a private practitioner.

Permit to enter a quarantine station.

44. A person shall not enter a quarantine station unless the Chief Quarantine Officer has given him permission in writing to enter that quarantine station.

Persons not to leave quarantine station without permission.

45.—(1.) A person shall not leave a quarantine station in which there is any animal in quarantine unless the Chief Quarantine Officer has given him permission in writing to leave that quarantine station.

(2.) Any person who leaves a quarantine station in which there is any animal in quarantine, without the permission in writing of the Chief Quarantine Officer, may be apprehended by a constable and taken back to that quarantine station, and may be subjected to disinfection.


 

Person in quarantine station to obey officer in charge.

46.—(1.) All persons in any quarantine station (whether employed therein or not) shall obey the orders and instructions of the officer in charge of that station, and the officer in charge may, by order in writing, require any person who omits or neglects to obey his orders or instructions forthwith to leave the station, and that person shall, if the officer in charge so directs, be disinfected to the satisfaction of the officer in charge and shall forthwith leave the station.

(2.) Any person who omits or fails to comply with any of the provisions of the last preceding sub-regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty: One hundred pounds.

Animals not to be removed from quarantine station.

47.—(1.) A person shall not take any animal, vehicle or other goods into or out of a quarantine station without the permission of the Chief Quarantine Officer.

Penalty: One hundred pounds.

(2.) Any animal, vehicle or other goods which are taken into or out of a quarantine station shall, if the Chief Quarantine Officer so directs, be disinfected to the satisfaction of the Chief Quarantine Officer, and may be detained in that quarantine station for such period as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

Animals escaping from a quarantine station.

48. If any animal required by or under the Act or these Regulation to be detained in a quarantine station is taken out of, or escapes from that station, any quarantine officer, constable, or Customs officer may seize the animal, and shall take it to a quarantine station or to such other place as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

Notice of seizure.

49. Where any officer or officer of Customs seizes any animal, or any goods to which these Regulations apply, in accordance with section 68 of the Act, that officer shall forthwith give notice of the seizure to the importer of the animal or the goods, and shall forward a copy of the notice to the Director of Quarantine.

Disposal of seized animals, &c.

50.(1.) All animals, goods and other articles seized as forfeited under section 68 of the Act shall be removed to a quarantine station, and shall be disposed of as the Minister directs.

(2.) A direction by the Minister under the last preceding sub-regulation may provide (either absolutely, or subject to such conditions as to payment of, or security for the payment of, costs, charges and expenses (if any), or otherwise, as the Minister directs) that the animals, goods or articles be returned to the importer.

Part V.—Zoological Gardens, Circuses and Theatres.

Application of Part V.

51.—(1.) This Part of these Regulations shall apply to—

(a) wild or undomesticated animals, and domesticated animals (other than horses, cattle sheep or goats), imported for exhibition purposes; and

(b) animals on any premises registered in accordance with this Part as a zoological garden, circus or theatre.

(2.) Animals to which this Part applies shall not, if and so long as they comply with the provisions of this Part, and unless the Director otherwise orders, be required to comply with the provisions of regulations 35 and 36.


 

(3) Regulations 44, 45, 46 and 47 shall not, unless the Director otherwise orders, apply in respect of a quarantine station registered as an A class zoological garden, circus or theatre.

Registration of zoological gardens, circuses and theatres.

52.—(1.) The Director may, on the application of the owner of any zoological garden, circus or theatre, and on the recommendation of the Chief Quarantine Officer—

(a) register any premises or travelling circus as an A class or a B class zoological garden, circus or theatre; and

(b) issue a licence authorizing the introduction (subject to these Regulations) to those premises, or to that travelling circus, of animals to which this Part applies.

(2.) The application shall be accompanied by a fee of One pound and shall be in accordance with Form C, and the licence shall be in accordance with Form D.

(3.) Registration of a zoological garden, circus or theatre shall be effected by the entry by the Director in a register (which shall be kept for that purpose) of the following particulars relating to the zoological garden, circus or theatre:—

(a) The date of registration.

(b) The name of the owner.

(c) The address of the owner.

(d) The situation of the premises (except in the case of a travelling circus).

(4.) A zoological garden, circus or theatre shall not be registered as an A class zoological garden, circus or theatre unless it is situated at, or adjacent to, a port proclaimed to be a port where imported animals may be landed and it is under the control of a body corporate or of trustees.

(5.) The Director may at any time cancel the registration of a zoological garden, circus or theatre, or any licence issued under paragraph (b) of sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation.

Bond by owner of registered premises for compliance with this part.

53. Any person who applies for the registration of a zoological garden, circus or theatre shall enter into a bond in the sum of One hundred pounds for compliance with this Part, and with the directions of the Chief Quarantine Officer, with respect to any animal to which this Part applies and which is removed to that zoological garden, circus or theatre.

Bond by owner of animal for compliance with this Part.

54. The owner of any animal to which this Part applies and which is removed to any registered circus or theatre of which he is not the owner shall enter into a bond of Fifty pounds for compliance with this Part, and with the directions of the Chief Quarantine Officer, with respect to that animal, and to secure payment of any costs or expenses incurred by the Commonwealth with respect to that animal while it is in quarantine.

Removal of certain animals to registered premises.

55.—(1.) Wild or undomesticated animals to which this Part applies imported from any country shall be removed to an A class registered zoological garden, circus or theatre, or, if the Director so permits, to a B class registered zoological garden, circus or theatre.

(2.) Domesticated animals to which this Part applies imported from any country from which the importation of animals of the same species


 

not being animals for exhibition purposes, is prohibited, be removed to an A class registered zoological garden or theatre, or, with the consent of the Director, to an A class registered circus.

(3.) Removal of an animal in accordance with this Regulation shall be in such manner as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

Removal of animals from A class registered premises to B class registered premises.

56.—(1.) Subject to the next succeeding sub-regulation, the Chief Quarantine Officer may permit the removal of any animal to which this Part applies from a registered zoological garden, circus or theatre to any other registered zoological garden, circus or theatre, either unconditionally, or subject to such conditions as he imposes.

(2.) An animal to which this Part applies shall not be removed from an A class registered zoological garden, circus or theatre to any B class registered zoological garden, circus or theatre without the written consent of the Director, who may refuse to consent to any such proposed removal, or may consent to it subject to such conditions as he imposes.

(3.) The Chief Quarantine Officer may, subject to such conditions, and for such time (not exceeding seven days), as he thinks fit, permit the removal of any animal to which this Part applies from a registered zoological garden, circus or theatre.

Treatment of animals to which Part V applies.

57. Animals to which this Part applies shall, while in quarantine, be subject to such conditions and treatment as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs, and the cost of compliance with any such conditions or of any such treatment shall be borne by the importer of the animals.

Owner of registered premises to notify sickness &c., of animals.

58. The owner of a registered zoological garden, circus or theatre shall—

(a) forthwith notify the Chief Quarantine Officer of the sickness or death of any animal in that zoological garden, circus or theatre;

(b) confine, or cause to be confined, in cages approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer, any wild or undomesticated animals to which this Part applies and which are in that zoological garden, circus or theatre, and if any such animal is removed from its cage for the purpose of any performance, return the animal to that cage immediately after that performance;

(c) control all animals (other than animals referred to in the last preceding paragraph) in that zoological garden, circus or theatre in such manner as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs; and

(d) in the case of a registered circus, furnish to the Director, on the first day of July in each year, a statement specifying the number and species of the animals owned or used by him in connexion with that circus.

Part VI.—Importation of Miscellaneous Goods.

Ship’s animals and skins.

59. The Master of any vessel on which there is any animal, or the hide or skin of any animal, which is not intended or permitted to be imported into Australia, shall—

(a) immediately on arrival at the first port in Australia, give to the Chief Quarantine Officer a notice in accordance with Form E;


 

(b) keep, or cause to be kept, the animal on board the vessel for the whole time during which the vessel is in any Australian port;

(c) in the case of a dog, confine, or cause to be confined, the dog for the whole of the time during which the vessel is in any Australian port, in such a manner, approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer, as will prevent contact with other dogs; and

(d) enter into a bond, for such amount, and with such sureties, as the Chief Quarantine Officer requires, for compliance with the provisions of this regulation, with respect to all animals (other than cats) and hides or skins of animals, and of the next succeeding regulation.

Removal of skins, &c.

60. The Master of any vessel which is in any port in Australia shall not permit or suffer any person to remove from that vessel—

(a) the hide or skin of any animal, which has been killed or has died on that vessel, without the written permission of a quarantine officer; and

(b) any animal waste or galley refuse (other than rendered fat) unless that person is authorized in that behalf by the Chief Quarantine Officer.

Removal and destruction of garbage.

61.(1.) No person other than a person authorized in that behalf by the Chief Quarantine Officer shall remove from any vessel in an Australian port any animal waste or galley refuse other than rendered fat.

(2.) The animal waste or galley refuse (other than rendered fat) shall be destroyed by the authorized person forthwith after its removal from the vessel.

Permission to land fodder, &c.

62. A quarantine officer shall not grant a permit for the landing or removal of any hay, straw or fodder used on any vessel in connexion with any imported animal until that animal has been examined by a quarantine officer who is a veterinary surgeon and certified to be free from disease.

Removal of fodder, &c., to quarantine station.

63. Hay, straw or fodder which has been taken on any vessel and used in connexion with an imported animal may be permitted by a quarantine officer to be landed or removed from the vessel and taken to a quarantine station to be there used in connexion with that animal.

Treatment of fittings.

64. Fittings, clothing, utensils, kennels, harness, saddlery, appliances or packages used on any vessel in connexion with any imported animal which are permitted by a quarantine officer to be landed or removed from that vessel shall be treated and disinfected as prescribed by the next succeeding regulation, or as the Chief Quarantine Officer in any particular case directs.

Second-hand harness.

65.(1.) Imported second-hand harness and animal effects shall, immediately after being landed, be conveyed to a quarantine station or some other place approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer, where it shall be stripped of all stuffing and lining, which shall be burnt, and the harness or effects shall be disinfected by washing with and saturation by a soapy disinfectant solution.


 

(2.) It shall not be necessary for harness or effects from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or New Zealand to be stripped of the stuffing and lining if a declaration by the exporter has been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer stating that the harness or effects have not been in contact with any animal affected with disease, and have remained in the country from which they were exported during the six months next preceding the date of shipment.

Fertile eggs for hatching purposes.

66.—(1.) Fertile eggs for hatching purposes from New Zealand shall not be imported unless there has been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer a declaration by the owner of the eggs stating that they are from a farm upon which the disease bacillary white diarrhœa does not exist.

(2.) Fertile eggs for hatching purposes from Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Irish Free State shall not be imported unless the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer:—

(a) a declaration by the owner of the eggs stating—

(i) that the birds from which they were obtained were in his possession for the period of three months next preceding the date of shipment; and

(ii) that the birds are free from disease and that the disease bacillary white diarrhœa does not exist on the farm from which the eggs were obtained.

(b) A certificate by an approved veterinary surgeon certifying that after due inquiry he has no reason to doubt the truth of the owner’s declaration and that no variety of the disease known as fowl pest is known to exist within ten miles of the farm from which the eggs were obtained.

Fodder hay or chaff.

67.—(1.) Fodder, hay or chaff (other than fodder, hay or chaff for the use of animals in quarantine, or from New Zealand) shall not be landed unless the following documents have been delivered to the Director of Quarantine:—

(a) an application for permission to import the fodder, hay or chaff, made prior to shipment, specifying the nature and quantity of the fodder, hay or chaff, the place where it was grown, the port of shipment, and the anticipated date of its arrival in Australia; and

(b) a permit by the Minister to import the fodder, hay or chaff.

(2.) The importer shall give to the Chief Quarantine Officer at least two days’ notice of the arrival of the fodder, hay or chaff.

(3.) The fodder, hay or chaff shall be landed at a place approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer, and shall be treated and disinfected as provided by these Regulations, or as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

Used and second-hand bags.

68.(1.) Used and second-hand bags (whether empty or otherwise) shall, on arrival in Australia, be placed in a bond store until the ninetieth day after the date of shipment.


 

(2.) The importer may, in the case of bags containing goods, while the bags are in bond, re-bag the goods and destroy the bags, or allow the bags to remain in the bond store until the ninetieth day after the date of shipment.

(3.) This regulation shall not apply to bags from New Zealand, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the United States of America, Canada or Japan, if the bags have not been used in any country other than those countries or Australia.

Straw packing.

69. Straw packing (other than straw packing with goods from New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada or Japan) shall not be imported unless it is kept in a bond store until the expiration of ninety days from the date of shipment, or unless there has been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer a declaration by the exporter stating that the straw used in the preparation of the straw packing—

(a) is clean cereal straw;

(b) has been stored or kept in store free from contact with any animal likely to be affected with foot and mouth disease for a period of three months prior to its use; or

(c) has been—

(i) subjected to the action of live steam in a closed compartment all parts of which are maintained at a temperature of 185 degrees Fahrenheit for at least ten minutes; or

(ii) placed loosely in a compartment having a temperature of not less than 65 degrees Fahrenheit and thoroughly sprayed with ten fluid ounces of formaldehyde solution (containing not less than thirty-seven per centum formaldehyde by weight for each one thousand cubic foot of space in the compartment) the compartment being immediately closed in such a manner as to prevent the escape of the formaldehyde vapour and kept closed for not less than eight hours; or

(iii) placed loosely in a closed compartment and subjected to the action of heat in the presence of moisture at a temperature of not less than 260 degrees Fahrenheit the temperature being maintained throughout the whole of the chamber for a period of not less than two hours,

and bearing an endorsement by a responsible Government official in the country of export that he has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration.

Destruction of straw packing.

70. If the provisions of the last preceding regulation are not complied with in respect of any straw packing to which that regulation applies, the straw packing shall be destroyed at the importer’s expense under the direction and supervision of a quarantine officer.

Part VI.—Importation of Hides and Skins.

Hides and skins to be disinfected.

71. Except as provided in the next three succeeding regulations, all imported hides and skins (other than fish skins, reptile skins and furred skins) shall be disinfected with a disinfectant solution under the supervision of a quarantine officer.


 

Hides and skins from countries of origin.

72.—(1.) Hides and skins (other than fish skins, reptile skins and furred skins) imported from any country (being the country of origin of those hides or skins) except New Zealand, Fiji, Norfolk Island, Western Samoa, New Caledonia or New Hebrides, and in respect of which the following documents have been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer, shall not be required to comply with the provisions of the last preceding regulation:—

(a) a declaration by the owner or consignor made in the country of origin before a magistrate, if that country is within the United Kingdom or is a British possession, and, if that country is not within the United Kingdom and is not a British possession, before a British Consul or British Official Resident, stating—

(i) that the consignment does not contain any hide or skin taken from an animal which died by any means other than slaughter; and

(ii) that either the hides or skins were derived from animals killed by slaughter for human consumption and submitted to ante mortem and post mortem veterinary inspection and were not derived from any animal which had suffered from or died from anthrax, foot and mouth disease, rinderpest or other epizootic disease, or that the hides or skins are from animals killed by slaughter and have been immersed for twenty-four hours in a solution of one part of perchloride of mercury in one thousand parts of water or in a solution of fifty parts of carbolic acid in one thousand parts of water; and

(b) a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon in the country of origin that he has made due inquiry and has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration referred to in the paragraph (a) of this regulation.

Hides and skins from countries not countries of origin.

73. Hides and skins (other than fish skins, reptile skins and furred skins) imported from any country (not being the country of origin of those hides or skins) except New Zealand, Fiji, Norfolk Island, Western Samoa, New Caledonia or the New Hebrides, and in respect of which there has been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer a declaration by the owner or consignor made before a magistrate in the case of a declaration made in the United Kingdom or in a British possession, or made before a British Consul or a British Official Resident in the case of a declaration made in a country not within the United Kingdom and not a British possession, stating—

(a) that the consignment does not contain any hide or skin taken from an animal which has died by any means other than slaughter; and

(b) that either the hides or skins entered the intermediate country accompanied by a declaration and certificate equivalent to those referred to in the last preceding regulation or that the hides and skins were disinfected in the intermediate country in the manner provided in sub-paragraph (ii) of paragraph (a) of that regulation,

shall not be required to comply with the provisions of regulation 71.


 

Hides and skins from New Zealand, Fiji, Norfolk Island, Western Samoa, New Caledonia and New Hebrides.

74. It shall not be necessary for hides and skins from New Zealand, Fiji, Norfolk Island, Western Samoa, New Caledonia and the New Hebrides in respect of which there has been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer a declaration made by the owner or consignor before a magistrate stating that the hides and skins were not derived from any animal which had died by any means other than slaughter and bearing an endorsement by a Government veterinary surgeon or a Government medical officer that he has made due inquiry and has no reason to doubt the truth of the declaration, to be disinfected as provided by regulation 71.

Removal of hides and skins to a tannery.

75.—(1.) All hides and skins (other than fish skins, reptile skins, furred skins and skins imported from New Zealand) shall, immediately after being landed, be removed to an approved tannery or place, and shall be dealt with and treated in accordance with these Regulations, or as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

(2.) Hides or skins to which regulation 72, 73 or 74 applies, and which are required to be removed to an approved tannery or place, may be removed to an approved extra-metropolitan tannery, and if so removed shall be packed in casks or metal-lined cases, or, with the permission of the Chief Quarantine Officer, may be enclosed in a covering approved by him, and the casks or cases shall be disinfected by a disinfectant solution after use and before being removed from the tannery.

Furred skins

76.—(1.) Furred skins imported from any country shall, immediately after landing, be removed to an approved tannery or place, and shall be dealt with and treated as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

(2.) Subject to the consent of the Chief Quarantine Officer, the importer of any furred skins may, on entering into a bond of One hundred pounds, with such sureties as the Chief Quarantine Officer requires, for their safe transit, remove any imported furred skin from one tannery to another tannery approved by the same or any other Chief Quarantine Officer.

Fish skins and reptile skins.

77. Fish skins and reptile skins shall not be imported without the permission in writing of the Chief Quarantine Officer.

Approved tanneries.

78.—(1.) In this Part, “approved tannery or place” means a tannery or place which—

(a) has been approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer; and

(b) in respect of which the owner or occupier has entered into a bond in the sum of One hundred pounds, to ensure that no imported hide or skin shall be removed from that tannery or place until that hide or skin has been tanned, treated, or otherwise dealt with, in accordance with these Regulations, or as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

(2.) The Director may cancel any bond entered into in pursuance of the last preceding sub-regulation.

Part VII.—Importation of Parts of Animals.

Animal hair and bristles.

79.—(1.) Subject to the provisions of sub-regulations (3.) and (4.) of this regulation, all imported animal hair and bristles shall, immediately after landing, be removed to a quarantine station or other


 

place approved by the Director of Quarantine, and shall be subjected to one of the following methods of treatment or to some other method of treatment approved by the Director of Quarantine:—

(а) The hair or bristles shall be thoroughly washed with soap and warm water containing two per centum sodium carbonate and then allowed to stand for half an hour in a five per centum solution of warm sodium carbonate. They shall then be placed in a warm solution of formaldehyde (one part of 40 per centum formalin and 16 parts of water) for half an hour and allowed to dry.

(b) The bundles shall have the wrappings removed from the ends. They shall then be placed in a sealed chamber and a partial vacuum equal to 15 inches of mercury shall be created. Steam shall then be admitted to the chamber until a pressure of five pounds per square inch is created in the chamber. A second partial vacuum equal to 15 inches of mercury shall then be created and steam shall again be admitted to the chamber until a pressure of five pounds per square inch is created in the chamber. That pressure shall then be maintained for at least 40 minutes.

(c) The bundles shall have the wrappings removed from the ends. They shall then be placed in an autoclave to which steam is admitted or in which water is brought to boiling point. Steam shall be permitted to escape through the outlet valve until a strong and even current of steam has been flowing for at least five minutes. The outlet valve shall then be closed and saturated steam at a pressure of five pounds per square inch shall be maintained in the autoclave for at least 40 minutes.

(d) The hair or bristles shall be boiled in water for not less than two hours.

(2.) The importer of any animal hair or bristles which are removed to a place approved by the Director of Quarantine, shall enter into a bond in the sum of Fifty pounds to ensure that the hair or bristles will not be removed from that place until they have been treated and dealt with in accordance with these Regulations.

(3.) It shall not be necessary to subject the animal hair or bristles to a method of treatment referred to in sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation if they are accompanied by a certificate by a responsible Government official of the country of export, certifying that they have been scoured and cleaned for manufacturing purposes and have been subjected to one of those methods of treatment or to treatment approved by the Director of Quarantine, and specifying the method of treatment.

(4.) This regulation shall not apply to animal hair or bristles from New Zealand or Norfolk Island which are accompanied by a certificate by a responsible Government official certifying that the hair or bristles are the produce of New Zealand or Norfolk Island, as the case may be.

Wool.

80.—(1.) The importer of wool (not being wool samples) shall, prior to shipment—

(a) give notice of his intention to import the wool to the Chief Quarantine Officer of the State or Territory into which it is proposed to import the wool; and


 

(b) obtain from the Minister, on the recommendation of the Chief Quarantine Officer, a permit to import the wool.

(2.) The wool shall, immediately after landing, be removed to a quarantine station or other place approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer, and shall be treated in accordance with these Regulations, or as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

(3.) It shall not be necessary for scoured wool to be treated under the last preceding sub-regulation if each consignment is accompanied by a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon of the country of origin certifying that the wool has been effectively scoured and setting out particulars of the process of scouring to which the wool was subjected.

(4.) This regulation shall not apply to wool imported from New Zealand or Norfolk Island which is accompanied by a certificate by a responsible Government official certifying that the wool is the produce of New Zealand or Norfolk Island, as the case may be.

Feathers.

81. Feathers (other than feathers from New Zealand) shall, immediately after landing, be removed to a place approved by the Director of Quarantine, on the recommendation of the Chief Quarantine Officer, and shall be there treated by a method approved by the Director of Quarantine.

Meat, edible parts of animals, and animal casings.

82. Meat, edible parts of animals and animal casings shall not be landed unless there has been produced to the Chief Quarantine Officer a certificate by a Government veterinary surgeon certifying—

(a) that the meat, edible parts of animals or animal casings were derived from animals free from infectious and contagious disease;

(b) that the animals from which they were derived were subjected to ante mortem and post mortem veterinary inspection at the time of slaughter; and

(c) that they were not exposed to infection prior to exportation.

Horns, hoofs and glue pieces.

83.—(1.) Imported horns, hoofs and glue pieces shall, immediately after landing, be conveyed to a place approved by the Director of Quarantine and shall be treated by a method approved by the Director of Quarantine.

(2.) All bags and coverings containing the horns, hoofs and glue pieces shall be destroyed by fire.

(3.) All vehicles or articles with which the horns, hoofs or glue pieces come in contact with after landing and prior to treatment shall be disinfected.

(4.) The provisions of this regulation shall not apply to—

(a) horns, hoofs and glue pieces imported from New Zealand and Fiji and accompanied by a certificate by a Government Veterinary Surgeon, certifying that they are from animals slaughtered in New Zealand or Fiji, as the case may be;


 

(b) horns, hoofs and glue pieces imported from New Caledonia which are accompanied by a certificate by a responsible Government official certifying that they have been subjected to treatment with steam under pressure or with boiling water for at least one hour prior to shipment; and

(c) horns, hoofs and glue pieces imported from Norfolk Island.

Bones.

84.(1.) Bones shall not be landed at any port other than Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville, Port Adelaide, Fremantle or Hobart.

(2.) Bones shall not be landed unless two days’ notice of the arrival of the bones has been given by the importer to the Chief Quarantine Officer.

(3.) The bones shall, immediately after landing, be placed in a vehicle and conveyed to a place approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer and subjected for two hours to a moist heat at a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit equal to an indicated steam pressure of 15 pounds per square inch, or shall be converted into super-phosphate by chemical process under the direction and supervision of a Quarantine Officer.

(4.) All bags or other coverings containing bones shall be destroyed by a Quarantine Officer, either by fire or by immersion in sulphuric acid of a specific gravity of not less than 1.843.

(5.) All vehicles and other articles with which the bones have come into contact after landing, and prior to being treated, shall be disinfected, and the vehicles and articles shall not be used for any other purpose until disinfected under the supervision of the Quarantine Officer.

(6.) The provisions of this regulation shall not apply to—

(a) bones which are imported from New Zealand and are accompanied by a certificate by a Government Veterinary Surgeon, certifying that the bones are the produce of New Zealand, and are treated immediately after landing as provided by sub-regulation (3.) of this regulation;

(b) bones which are accompanied by a certificate by an approved Veterinary Surgeon certifying that the bones have been treated, in his presence, in accordance with the provisions of sub-regulation (3.) of this regulation;

(c) bones from Norfolk Island;

(d) fish bones imported with fish refuse for the purpose of making manure.

Animal manures.

85.—(1.) Animal manure (other than bones and Guano) shall not be landed unless the importer, prior to shipment—

(a) gave notice of his intention to import the manure to the Chief Quarantine Officer of the State or Territory into which it is intended to import the manure; and

(b) obtained from the Minister, on the recommendation of the Chief Quarantine Officer, a permit to import the manure.


 

(2.) The animal manure, together with the package containing the manure, shall, immediately after landing, be removed to a Quarantine Station, or other place approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer, and shall be treated or disinfected as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

(3.) This regulation shall not apply to—

(a) animal manure imported from New Zealand in respect of which there has been delivered to the Chief Quarantine Officer a certificate by an approved Veterinary Surgeon certifying that in the process of manufacture the manure has been subjected to a moist heat of 212 degrees Fahrenheit for not less than one hour; and

(b) fish refuse imported for the purpose of making manure.

Insects and parasites.

86.—(1.) Insects and parasites of insects shall not be imported unless—

(a) the importer, prior to shipment, has certified the present state of knowledge concerning the life history, hosts, hyper-parasites (if any) and the economic value of the insects or parasites together with a description of the experiment which it is proposed to conduct and the precautions which are to be taken during the course of the experiment to prevent escape of any insect or parasite;

(b) the importer, prior to shipment, has made an application for, and has obtained, the consent of the Director of Quarantine to that importation;

(c) the importer has given at least two days’ notice of the arrival of the insects or parasites.

(2.) The insects shall remain in quarantine for such time as the Director of Quarantine requires.

Part IX.—Miscellaneous.

Disinfectants.

87.—(1.) The following solutions or mixtures may be used for the disinfection of parts of animals and of articles used in connexion with animals:—

(a) Chlorinated lime wash prepared by mixing, immediately prior to use, six ounces of fresh chlorinated lime containing not less than twenty-five per centum of available chlorine in one gallon of clean cold water.

(b) A cresol and lime wash prepared by mixing two ounces of a cresol preparation, having a carbolic co-efficient of not less than ten, in one gallon of clean water, and afterwards adding one and a half pounds of fresh lime, and stirring well before use.

(c) A soapy cresol solution prepared by mixing two ounces of a cresol preparation, having a carbolic co-efficient of not less than ten, and half a pound of soft (potash) soap in one gallon of clean water.

(d) A two per centum solution of formaldehyde prepared by mixing one part of a forty per centum solution of formaldehyde with nineteen parts of clean water.


 

(2.) The following solutions, mixtures, dips, or washes may be used for the disinfection of animals:—

(a) A solution of lime and sulphur prepared by—

(i) boiling together lime and sulphur in the proportion of four ounces of flowers of sulphur and two ounces of lime to one gallon of water; or

(ii) diluting a concentrated solution of lime sulphur so that the diluted solution contains not less than two nor more than three per centum weight per volume of dissolved sulphur.

(b) An arsenical dip, prepared by mixing eight pounds of white arsenic, four pounds of caustic soda, one gallon of Stockholm tar, eight pounds of tallow and four hundred gallons of water.

(c) Any of the alkaline cresol preparations known as non-poisonous dips approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the United Kingdom.

(3.) Wherever in these Regulations any reference is made to a disinfectant solution, mixture, dip or wash, the reference shall, unless the contrary intention appears, be to a solution, mixture, dip or wash prescribed by this regulation.

Disinfection of vehicles.

88. Any vehicle used to convey an animal which is in quarantine shall be disinfected by thoroughly painting or saturating the floor, sides and other parts of the vehicle with a disinfectant solution or mixture approved by a quarantine officer.

Treatment of rugs, &c.

89. Rugs, clothing and similar articles which have been used in connexion with any animal which is in quarantine shall (if steam under pressure is available) be subjected to moist steam at a pressure of not less than ten pounds for twenty minutes after the expulsion of air from the disinfecting chamber, and (if steam under pressure is not available) they shall be soaked for not less than one hour in a hot soapy disinfectant solution.

Treatment of manners, pens, &c.

90. Utensils, mangers, feeding-troughs, pens, and hurdles which have been used in connexion with any animal which is in quarantine shall be disinfected by scrubbing with a hot soapy disinfectant solution, or shall be painted thoroughly with a chlorinated lime wash or formaldehyde solution.

Disinfection of stables.

91. The floor of any stable which has been occupied by an animal in quarantine shall be disinfected by saturation with a hot soapy disinfectant solution, and shall, three hours later, be coated with a chlorinated lime wash or formaldehyde solution.

Disposal of litter.

92. The litter used in connexion with, and the manure of, any animal which is in quarantine shall, if the Chief Quarantine Officer so requires, be burned, or saturated with a disinfectant solution.

Expense of treatment and supervision.

93. The importer shall, if so required by a quarantine officer, provide all cartage, labour and material required in connexion with the removal and treatment of hides, skins, wool, hair and bones and other goods, and if the whole or any part of the treatment is carried out under


 

direct control of the quarantine officer, the importer shall pay all expenses in connexion therewith, together with a fee of two shillings for each hour during which supervision is exercised by the quarantine officer.

Disposal of manure.

94.—(1.) The Master of an overseas vessel upon which any animal has been carried between any ports in Australia shall not, except with the authority of the Chief Quarantine Officer, permit the discharge or landing, at any Australian port, of any animal manure or stable manure which has accumulated on the voyage.

(2.) The Chief Quarantine Officer shall not authorize the discharge or landing of any such animal manure or stable manure unless the Master has delivered to him a certificate by a responsible Government official at the last port at which the vessel called prior to its arrival in Australia certifying that no cattle, sheep, swine or goats were on the vessel at the time of departure from that port.

Fees.

95.—(1.) The fees specified in the Third Schedule shall be payable by the importer of any animal in respect of the matters specified in that Schedule.

(2.) A fee shall not be payable for the examination of any animal imported solely for exhibition purposes by the owner of any A class registered zoological garden.

(3.) For the purposes of the Third Schedule—

(a) the veterinary examination of any animal includes the mallein test, the tuberculin test and any other tests; and

(b) “consignment” means any number of animals of the one kind imported by one person on one vessel from one country.

(4.) The fees payable in respect of the veterinary examination of any animal shall not include the charges for veterinary treatment in respect of any intercurrent disease of the animal while in a quarantine station, and there shall be payable by the importer in respect of any such treatment such fees as a quarantine officer fixes, not exceeding those ordinarily charged by the veterinary profession in respect of similar treatment.

(5.) Where the importer of an animal provides all the fodder for that animal while the animal is in a quarantine station, the fee specified in the Third Schedule for the up-keep and sustenance of that animal shall be reduced by one-half, and where the importer provides both fodder and attendance, no fee shall be payable.

(6.) The importer shall, if so required by the Chief Quarantine Officer, deposit with that officer, on account of the fee for the up-keep and sustenance of any animal, such sum as that officer requires, but not exceeding an amount equal to the daily charge in respect of that animal multiplied by the number of days that the animal is required under regulation 35 to be detained in a quarantine station.

Animals from Australian ports.

96. The removal by sea of an animal from any part of the Commonwealth to any other part of the Commonwealth shall be subject to such conditions as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs.

Offences.

97. Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence, and shall, if no other penalty is prescribed, be liable to a penalty not exceeding Fifty pounds.


 

THE FIRST SCHEDULE.

 

Form A.                                                                                                                                                  Regulation 7.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (Animals) Regulations.

NOTICE AND DECLARATION.

To the Chief Quarantine Officer (Animals’ Division),

State of

I hereby inform you that I have on board my ship [give name] at [name of port] to be landed at [name of landing port] the following animals [here enumerate] and that the consignee or owner of such animals is [give name].

I also declare that (no) disease affecting animals has occurred on board during the voyage [give particulars if any disease has occurred], and that the undermentioned animals have been carried to or from the ports indicated [give particulars of other stock carried on the vessel during the voyage].

Class of Stock.

Number.

From.

To.

 

 

 

 

Dated this                                      day of                             , 193             .

                                                               

Master of the Vessel.

 

Form B.                                                                                                                                                 Regulation 36.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine Act 1908-1924.

Quarantine (Animals) Regulations.

PERMIT FOR RELEASE OF ANIMALS UNDER SURVEILLANCE.

In pursuance of section 53 of the Quarantine Act 1908-1924, I hereby release under quarantine surveillance the animals described hereunder, subject to the following conditions:—

1. That the period of quarantine surveillance shall not expire until the death of the animal or the release from quarantine.

2. That the animal shall not be sold.

3. That the animal shall be submitted to inspection and treatment by a quarantine officer as required as often as is considered necessary by the Chief Quarantine Officer.

4. That any disease or suspected disease in the animal shall be immediately reported by the owner.

5. That during the period of quarantine surveillance the animal shall be kept under such conditions as the Chief Quarantine Officer from time to time determines.

6. That in the event of the animal being ordered into quarantine the owner shall forthwith remove the animal to a quarantine station or such other place as is required by the Chief Quarantine Officer.

7. That the owner shall pay all expenses incidental to detention under quarantine surveillance which the Chief Quarantine Officer considers it necessary to incur.

8. That any tests which the Chief Quarantine Officer considers necessary to apply shall be carried out when required by him.

Number of Animals.

Kind.

Description.

Date of Importation and Vessel.

Date of Release under Surveillance.

 

 

 

 

 

Dated this                                                day of                                , 193       .

                                                               

Chief Quarantine Officer.


 

Form C.                                                                                                                                                Regulation 52.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (Animals) Regulations.

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF A ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, CIRCUS OR THEATRE.

I/We                                                       of                                                        being the owner of the premises described hereunder, hereby apply for the registration of those premises under the provisions of regulation 52 of the Quarantine (Animals) Regulations, and for the issue of a licence under that regulation, and we forward herewith the sum of One pound, together with a bond in the sum of One hundred pounds for compliance with Part V. of those Regulations and all directions of the Chief Quarantine Officer with respect to any animal to which that Part applies.

Situation of premises to be registered:

State of:

Dated this                                   day of                             , 193          .

                                                               

(Signature of owner.)

 

Form D.                                                                                                                                                Regulation 52.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (Animals) Regulations.

LICENCE.

I,                                                                                            , Director of Quarantine, in pursuance of regulation 52 of the Quarantine (Animals) Regulations, hereby authorize                                to introduce (subject to the Quarantine Act 1908-1924 and the Quarantine (Animals) Regulations)

(а) wild or undomesticated animals and domesticated animals (other than horses, cattle, sheep or goats) imported for exhibition purposes; and

(b) animals on any premises registered as a zoological garden, circus or theatre,

to*

Dated this                                   day of                          , 193       .

                                                               

(Director of Quarantine.)

*Here describe the registered premises or travelling circus.

 

Form E.                                                                                                                                                Regulation 59.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (Animals) Regulations.

NOTICE.

To the Chief Quarantine Officer (Animals’ Division),

State of

I hereby give you notice that I have on board, my ship [state name] the following animals [state kind and number], and the following hides and skins derived from ships animals [state number and kind of animals from which derived] all of which will be kept on board while the ship is in any Australian port.

Dated this                                      day of                          , 193          .

                                                               

Master.


 

THE SECOND SCHEDULE.

 

PERIOD OF DETENTION IN QUARANTINE STATION.

Column 1.

Column 2.

Column 3.

Animal.

Days.

Days.

Horses asses and mules from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands or Fiji................................................................................................................................

14

       

Horses asses and mules from Canada, the United States of America or France.........

28

7

Asses from Spain or Portugal....................................................................................

28

7

Cattle from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands, Canada or the United States of America....................................................................................................

60

30

Swine from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands or Canada   

14

7

Sheep and goats from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands, Canada or the United States of America.........................................................................................

30

21

Dogs from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State or the Channel Islands  

120

60

Rabbits from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Irish Free State, the Channel Islands or New Zealand        

14

14

THE THIRD SCHEDULE.

 

SCALE OF FEES.

No. of Fee.

Matter in respect of which Fee is payable.

 

 

£

s.

d.

1*

For the veterinary examination of the first animal of the kinds specified hereunder in any consignment—

 

 

 

 

Horses, asses, mules, cattle...............................................................................................

2

2

0

 

Sheep, swine, goats, dogs, cats.........................................................................................

1

1

0

2*

For the veterinary examination of each additional animal specified hereunder in any consignment—

 

 

 

 

Horses, asses, mules, cattle...............................................................................................

1

1

0

 

Sheep, swine, goats, dogs, cats.........................................................................................

0

2

6

3*

For the veterinary examination of animals the importation of which is permitted by the Minister on account of special circumstances—

 

 

 

 

(a) for a consignment of one to twenty animals.................................................................

2

2

0

 

(b) for each animal in a consignment after the first twenty................................................

0

1

0

4*

For shearing and dipping sheep—

 

 

 

 

(a) for a single animal........................................................................................................

1

1

0

 

(b) for all the animals in a consignment exceeding one but not exceeding twenty.............

1

10

0

 

(c) for each animal after the first twenty in the consignment..............................................

0

1

0

5*

For the veterinary examination of rabbits—

 

 

 

 

(a) for a single animal or the first animal in any consignment...........................................

0

5

0

 

(b) for each additional animal in the consignment..............................................................

0

1

0

* Items 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 do not apply to animals imported from New Zealand, to which Item 6 applies.


 

The Third Schedulecontinued.

Scale of Feescontinued.

No. of Fee.

Matter in respect of which Fee is payable.

 

 

£

s.

d.

6

For the veterinary examination of animals of the kinds specified hereunder imported from New Zealand—

 

 

 

 

Horses, asses, mules, cattle

 

 

 

 

(a) for a consignment of one to ten animals...................................................................

1

1

0

 

(b) for each additional animal up to twenty in the consignment......................................

0

2

0

 

(c) for each additional animal over twenty in the consignment.......................................

0

1

6

 

Swine, for each animal.......................................................................................................

0

10

0

 

Sheep, goats, dogs, eats

 

 

 

 

(a) for a single animal....................................................................................................

0

5

0

 

(b) for a consignment of two, three, four or five animals...............................................

0

10

0

 

(c) for each animal in a consignment after the first five..................................................

0

1

0

 

Rabbits—

 

 

 

 

(a) for a single animal, or the first animal in any consignment.......................................

0

5

0

 

(b) for each additional animal in the consignment..........................................................

0

1

0

7

For the veterinary examination of any wild or undomesticated animal (other than an animal imported solely for exhibition purposes by the authorities controlling any registered A class zoological gardens), for each animal              

0

10

6

8

For the up-keep and sustenance of each animal specified hereunder whilst in a quarantine station, per day—

 

 

 

 

Horses................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

 

Cattle—

 

 

 

 

(a) for a single animal....................................................................................................

0

3

0

 

(b) for a consignment of two animals.............................................................................

0

5

10

 

(c) for a consignment of three animals...........................................................................

0

8

6

 

(d) for a consignment of four animals............................................................................

0

11

0

 

(e) for a consignment of five animals.............................................................................

0

13

4

 

(f) for a consignment of six animals...............................................................................

0

15

6

 

(g) for a consignment of seven animals..........................................................................

0

17

6

 

(h) for a consignment of eight animals...........................................................................

0

19

4

 

(i) for a consignment of nine animals.............................................................................

1

1

0

 

(j) for a consignment of ten animals...............................................................................

1

2

6

 

(k) for a consignment of eleven animals.........................................................................

1

3

10

 

(l) for a consignment of twelve animals.........................................................................

1

5

0

 

(m) for each animal in a consignment of thirteen or more..............................................

0

2

0

 

Pigs (two months old or over)...........................................................................................

0

1

0

 

Pigs (less than two months old).........................................................................................

0

0

6

 

Sheep—

 

 

 

 

(a) for the first twenty, each...........................................................................................

0

1

0

 

(b) for each animal after the first twenty.........................................................................

0

0

6

 

Dogs (three months old or over)........................................................................................

0

1

0

 

Dogs (less than three months old)......................................................................................

0

0

6

 

Rabbits...............................................................................................................................

0

0

6

 

Sucklings...........................................................................................................................

Free

8

For the disinfection of the articles specified hereunder—

 

 

 

 

Saddles, each......................................................................................................................

0

5

0

 

Harness per set...................................................................................................................

0

5

0

 

Other articles, per article.....................................................................................................

0

0

3

9

For the fumigation of feathers—

 

 

 

 

(a) for one or more packages imported by the same person, the total gross weight of which is 20 lb. or under             

0

1

0

 

(b) for each package the gross weight of which is over 20 lb............................................

0

2

0

 

By Authority: L. F. Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra.