Regulatory Environment

Commonwealth Regulation
  • The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (“DAFF”) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) are the principal bodies that regulate the poultry industry.
  • DAFF aims to enhance the sustainability, profitability and competitiveness of Australia's agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry industries.
  • DAFF works closely with industry representatives and organisations to develop, maintain, refine and regulate biosecurity policies and processes.
  • FSANZ is an independent statutory agency established by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991. FSANZ is part of the Australian Government's health portfolio.
  • A National Farm Biosecurity Manual for Poultry Production (was adopted by government and industry participants in 2007 in response to the 2007 Government-Industry Avian Influenza Forum) and the Poultry Meat Production and Processing Food Standard (“PPPFS”), which were adopted in 2010 have been implemented across all states and territories.
State Regulation
  • State based government departments (e.g. The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries) provide further local regulation across the country.