FMD & LSD Update from DAFF - 12 September 2022

12 September 2022


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FMD & LSD status update from the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry.

Below is a summary of the update from the Minister as at 12th September 2022. The full article can be read via the link at the bottom of this page.


Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been detected in 24 of 37 provinces in Indonesia, including Bali, and there is an increased risk of an incursion into Australia.

There have been no reported of cases of FMD and LSD in Australia.

Key statistics

  • As at 1.30pm on 9th September the Indonesian government has reported 526,857 FMD infected animals, a further 15,894 cases since the last update.
  • FMD Vaccinations administered is at 2,218,636, a further 427,445 from the last update.
    • Infections are predominantly in the western islands of Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan. However, there are also reported cases in some eastern islands including Sulawesi and Bali. The highest number of infections have been reported in the provinces of East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, West Java and Aceh.
    • The Indonesian Government is reporting 10 provinces with no active cases (Lampung, South Sumatra, Riau Islands, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Bali, Jakarta, West Kalimantan and West Sulawesi). Note that this does not necessarily mean that infection is not present in these provinces.
  • No updates on the distribution of LSD. It is believed it is still confined to Sumatra Island.

Actions Taken (recent updates below)

  • Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture, directed by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Pandjaitan, has started to distribute FMD vaccines donated by Australia. 2.84 million of the initial 3 million vaccine doses (94.7%) procured by the Indonesian Government have already been distributed.

National coordination

  • On 10 August 2022, a public hearing of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry in relation to Adequacy of Australia’s biosecurity measures and response preparedness, in particular with respect to foot-and-mouth disease and varroa mite.
    • Officials from DAFF, the Department of Home Affairs and the DFAT were present as witnesses.
  • On 9 August 2022, Minister Watt launched the National Biosecurity Strategy. • The Joint Interagency Taskforce: Exotic Animal Disease Preparedness concluded on 5 September 2022. The taskforce provided the Minister with a report for consideration


  • Amendments to Section 17 (Meat and meat products) of the Biosecurity (Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2021 came into effect on 7 September 2022.
    • Personal consignments of specified meat products which are derived from bovines, ovines, caprines and porcines are no longer allowed entry if they are the product of a country which is not recognised by Australia as FMD free.


  • Operational areas of the department have implemented processes across biosecurity pathways to give effect to the amendment to Section 17 of the Biosecurity (Conditionally Non-prohibited Goods) Determination 2021 mentioned above. Personal consignments of certain meat and meat products from non-FMD free countries will be directed for destruction.

To read the entire DAFF update, please click here