Due diligence requests for livestock property sales

If you are considering buying a pastoral property, your solicitor or legal representative can request information from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources about whether the property is subject to any notices, orders or restrictions regarding livestock diseases.

Information your lawyer can ask for

The department can provide the following:

  • information on orders or notices issued under the Livestock Act
  • information on reports of notifiable diseases of livestock under the Livestock Act.

No other information is available without a subpoena or Freedom of Information request.

You should note that Australia, including the Northern Territory, was declared free of bovine brucellosis in 1987 and free of bovine tuberculosis in 1997.

How to make a request

To request information, fill in the Due diligence request for pastoral property with livestock (157.1 kb) and send it to the veterinary officer at the livestock biosecurity office in the same region as the property.

You must pay a fee - either by cheque or credit card as outlined on the form - when you send in the request.

Further due diligence information

You can also make a due diligence request for properties with plant material.

Fill in the Due diligence request for property with plant material (212.7 kb).

Read more about due diligence requests related to notices under the following acts:

  • Pastoral Land Act
  • Soil Conservation and Land Utilisation Act
  • Weed Management Act
  • Bushfires Act
  • Water Act.


The information is provided in good faith, but the department accepts no liability for any consequences that might arise from its use.

Last updated: 16 July 2018


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