Enhancing poultry traceability in Western Australia

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Consultation on a proposal to enhance traceability of poultry in WA is now closed.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) thanks the WA poultry industry and poultry owners who provided feedback on a proposal to enhance traceability of poultry in WA by requiring owners to register with DPIRD and obtain property identification code(s) (PICs) for the properties on which they keep birds.

Under the proposal, registration will only be mandatory if:

  • you own 50 or more poultry
  • you own 10 or more emus or ostriches
  • you sell bird meat or eggs (regardless of how many birds you own)
  • you own a poultry abattoir.

The term ‘poultry’ as used in this consultation refers to chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, quail, pheasants, partridges, emus and ostriches and domesticated pigeons (such as those kept for breeding, racing, exhibition or competition).

Consultation process

Consultation on the proposal opened on 3 September and closed on 1 October 2020.

Before making a submission, stakeholders were asked to read the consultation paper and frequently asked questions.

Stakeholders were able to gain further information via the Questions section below or by emailing animalbiosecurity@dpird.wa.gov.au before making a submission using the online submission form.

What happens next

Following the close of the consultation period, DPIRD will assess the feedback, amend the proposal where appropriate and communicate the outcome to stakeholders. Updates will also be posted on this page.

Consultation on a proposal to enhance traceability of poultry in WA is now closed.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) thanks the WA poultry industry and poultry owners who provided feedback on a proposal to enhance traceability of poultry in WA by requiring owners to register with DPIRD and obtain property identification code(s) (PICs) for the properties on which they keep birds.

Under the proposal, registration will only be mandatory if:

  • you own 50 or more poultry
  • you own 10 or more emus or ostriches
  • you sell bird meat or eggs (regardless of how many birds you own)
  • you own a poultry abattoir.

The term ‘poultry’ as used in this consultation refers to chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, quail, pheasants, partridges, emus and ostriches and domesticated pigeons (such as those kept for breeding, racing, exhibition or competition).

Consultation process

Consultation on the proposal opened on 3 September and closed on 1 October 2020.

Before making a submission, stakeholders were asked to read the consultation paper and frequently asked questions.

Stakeholders were able to gain further information via the Questions section below or by emailing animalbiosecurity@dpird.wa.gov.au before making a submission using the online submission form.

What happens next

Following the close of the consultation period, DPIRD will assess the feedback, amend the proposal where appropriate and communicate the outcome to stakeholders. Updates will also be posted on this page.