Animals you must declare in NAIT

If we know where animals of different species are being farmed together, containing disease outbreaks that cross between species, such as FMD, is quicker and more effective.

You need to record all cloven-hoofed animals including:

  • sheep
  • pigs
  • goats
  • alpacas and llamas
  • emus and ostriches.

Sometimes we refer to these as non-NAIT animals.

You only need to declare non-NAIT animals if you also farm cattle or deer, or have cattle or deer on your property — for example, if you have a lifestyle block.

What you need to declare

Once a year by 31 July, you need to record how many of each animal you had on your property at 30 June. For most farmers, this aligns with reporting at the end of the financial year.

If you're the Person in Charge of Animals (PICA) for your property, you risk getting an infringement notice and a $400 fine if you don’t declare non-NAIT animals.

How to declare non-NAIT animals

You declare non-NAIT animals in the same way as trophy stags and fallow deer. Use our step-by-step guide to enter the annual tally for each type of animal at the location where they're kept.