The purpose of this document is to make country-specific Appendix B certificates that have been agreed by approved countries readily available to horse importers.
This document is provided for information only. To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any import permit or direction, the terms and conditions of the import permit or direction take precedence and will apply. Failure to comply with a condition of an import permit, direction or industry notice may constitute an offence.
The conditions to import horses into Australia requires horses to be resident in approved countries for at least 60 days immediately prior to export. When a horse has resided in more than one approved country during the 60 days prior to the date of export, an Appendix B certificate is required and makes up part of that horse’s health certification.
Appendix B certificates are to be completed for each country that the horse has resided in during the 60 days before export to Australia. The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) negotiates Appendix B certificates individually with each approved country. Each Appendix B must be completed by the countries Official Veterinarian and additionally some Appendix B documents allow a section to be completed the owner/ person responsible for the horse.
Note: Some Appendix B documents allow completion by the Official Veterinarian only.
Current Appendix B certificates
A guidance document to assist in completion of Appendix B documentation can be found at the following link:
|Appendix B Guidance Document PDF||1||174 KB|
|Appendix B Guidance Document DOCX||1||68 KB|
If a horse for export to Australia was resident in an approved country that does not have a country-specific Appendix B certificate listed below, you may contact DAWE via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and request the current status of that country’s specific Appendix B document OR you may use the generic appendix B that can be found at the following link:
|Generic Appendix B PDF||1||184 KB|
|Generic Appendix B DOCX||1||34 KB|
Negotiated Appendix B certificates for the relevant country can be found in the following links:
|Austria PDF||2||428 KB|
|Belgium PDF||3||364 KB|
|Canada PDF||2||50 KB|
|Denmark PDF||3||223 KB|
|France PDF||3||238 KB|
|Germany PDF||4||387 KB|
|Hong Kong PDF||3||368 KB|
|Iceland PDF||2||307 KB|
|Ireland PDF||4||230 KB|
|Italy PDF||3||401 KB|
|Netherlands PDF||3||141 KB|
|New Caledonia PDF||4||528 KB|
|Portugal PDF||3||88 KB|
|Spain PDF||4||720 KB|
|United Kingdom PDF||3||261 KB|
|Japan PDF||3||732 KB|
|Singapore PDF||3||376 KB|
|Sweden PDF||2||92 KB|
|Switzerland PDF||4||2.3 MB|
|United Arab Emirates PDF||17||143 KB|
|United States of America PDF||3||463 KB|
Sample certificates may not meet Australian Government accessibility requirements as they have not been prepared by the DAWE. If you have difficulty accessing these files, visit web accessibility for assistance.
The following table details the published date and amendment details for this document.
|1.0||21/03/2017||To provide readily available country-specific Appendix B certificates to importers of live horses.|
|2.0||20/10/2020||Updated department name and format.|
Wording updates and addition of: