MCAs are legally defined areas where there is a greater than normal risk of TB infection from possums infected with TB. If your property is in an MCA, you must comply with restrictions on the movement of your stock.
Check our disease control map to see if a property is in an MCA. If it's in an area marked in orange, it's in an MCA.
This is important if you're:
Your animals must have a TB test before they move if they are over 3 months old and within an MCA. You must complete the movement within 60 days of the pre-movement test.
In some cases you don't need to have a pre-movement TB test — for example, when stock is going direct to slaughter.
In other cases you need to apply to us for a permit to move, including:
We only issue permits to move in exceptional circumstances and your animals may be tested for TB after they move. Call us on 0800 482 463 to find out if you can apply for a permit.
As the Person in Charge of Animals (PICA), you must declare that the animals are moving from an MCA when you complete your Animal Status Declaration (ASD).
You need to give 14 days' notice to arrange a pre-movement TB test.
If you're moving cattle, call us on 0800 482 463 or use our online form to book a test.
If you're moving deer, contact your TB testing provider.
Apart from animals going directly to slaughter, moving stock out of an infected herd is restricted and controlled by the managing veterinarian.