Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE)

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are not known to occur in Australia.
Under Queensland legislation, if you suspect the presence of any of these diseases in animals, you must report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or contact the Emergency Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.

  • Overview

    Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are reportable diseases

  • Imported animal quarantine and surveillance scheme

    Restrictions on the importation of animals to Australia help protect Australia from Transmissible Spongiform Encpehaplopathies (TSEs)

  • National TSE Surveillance Program

    Information on the National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Surveillance Program (NTSESP), including eligibility criteria for incentives.

  • Ruminant feed ban

    Ruminant feed ban prohibits feeding any animal or fish meal to ruminant animals and prevents the spread of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy disease agent

Last updated 30 June 2016