Industry legislation

Agriculture and food


Grains legislation comprises:

Find out more about Grains information and services

Livestock health certificates

Health certification may apply to stock entering South Australia. This includes the entry of stock into the Bovine Johne's Disease Protected Zone of SA.

Certification may apply to beef and dairy cattle, buffalo, alpacas, deer, pigs, sheep and goats, bees and bee products.

National Livestock Identification System

This system (the NLIS) provides a competitive advantage for Australian beef in export and domestic markets by improving cattle identification and traceability.

It also applies to sheep and goats.

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Poultry farms

The Development Regulations 2008 include poultry farms under the definition of 'intensive animal keeping'. Accordingly, poultry farms are a change of land use from general farming. This change of use requires planning approval from the relevant authority, which is generally the local council.


A business selling food or providing food as part of a service is a food business for the purposes of the Food Act 2001. Food businesses are required to comply with the food safety requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Find out more about food standards

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