Quarantine Testing

AAHL offers testing to facilitate the import and export of live animals both into and out of Australia as well as offering testing for customers outside of Australia, for animal movements around the world. It is important that you check with the importing country as to which tests are required. For movements into and out of Australia, please check the Department of Agriculture website for details.


Companion Animals & Livestock

The following table lists routine tests required for companion animal & livestock testing. It is important that you discuss test requirements with the Department of Agriculture. Samples must arrive by close of business on the day listed in the table. Out of schedule testing may be possible on prior request, but will incur an additional fee. Please contact us prior to submitting such samples. Results will be available by close of business on the day listed for each test. Alterations to the schedule may occur as a result of public holidays or urgent disease exclusion testing. If your test result is required urgently, please contact the laboratory prior to sample submission. Serum is the required sample for all tests listed below. For information on other tests, please contact AAHL Accessions.

* The first price applies to the fee for the first animal tested in one submission; the second (lower) price applies to the fee charged for 2nd and subsequent animals as part of the same submission.
** The customs and handling fee covers additional costs such as quarantine clearance.
Note that there is a minimum set charge of $95.70 (incl. GST)/ submission.

Poultry

The following table lists routine tests required for poultry and other avian quarantine testing. It is important that you discuss test requirements with the Department of Agriculture.



* Testing for Infectious Bursal Disease requires 2 component tests – virus isolation and PCR, which are charged separately. Samples for PCR are derived from the virus isolation.
** ‘Additional fee’ refers to fee charged for 2nd and subsequent animals as part of the same submission.
*** Samples for Bacterial Culture should be submitted Mon-Thurs. Samples arriving on a Friday will incur an out of schedule fee of $170.50 (GST incl).

General Enquiries

AAHL Reception

Phone + 61 3 5227 5007
Email aahl.reception@csiro.au

Address Address:
5 Portarlington Rd
East Geelong
VIC 3219 Australia

AAHL Accessions

Phone + 61 3 5227 5414
Email aahl-accessions@csiro.au

Address Address:
Private Bag 24
Geelong
VIC 3220 Australia
Specimen Deliveries:
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Attn: Specimen Reception
5 Portarlington Rd
East Geelong
VIC 3219 Australia