Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock 3.3
The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) sets the basic standards for the conduct of the livestock export trade, as required by the Australian, state and territory governments. Exporters must comply with the standards to be permitted by the Australian Government to export livestock.

The ASEL covers the sourcing and on-farm preparation of livestock, land transport of livestock for export, management of livestock in registered premises, vessel preparation and loading, on-board management of livestock and air transport of livestock.

Species covered by the ASEL include cattle, sheep, goats, buffalo, deer and camelids (camels, llama, and alpacas).

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ASEL is a legislative instrument. All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments Kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See