Livestock Theft

Western Australia has a mandatory livestock ownership identification and movement system. All livestock owners within the state must be registered and their stock identified in accordance with the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (IMSA) regulations 2013.

  • Keep all paddocks, shed and stockyard gates closed and locked.  Use locking posts to obstruct large openings to yards.
  • Ditches form a natural barrier.  Cattle grids can be removed and locked out of position when not in use.
  • If possible, locate stockyards/loading ramps away from public road and any entrance to your property.  Ensure loading ramps are stored out of sight when not in use.
  • Regularly check stock.  Also check paddocks and fences for any signs of trespass and/or damage.

For further information see Meat and Livestock Australia.