National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) data is gathered throughout Australia by serological monitoring of cattle in sentinel herds, strategic serological surveys of cattle herds and trapping of insect vectors and used to develop the Bluetongue Virus Interactive Zone Map. This Zone Map is based on OIE guidelines and defines the area where bluetongue virus is considered to occur and the area where no occurrence has been detected for at least two years.
This map is based on bluetongue virus (BTV) monitoring data which is collected regularly. The Zone Map is updated throughout the year in response to new monitoring information and is subject to change without notice. The only current map version is the one on this site.
This map reflects the currently available information on the distribution of bluetongue virus in Australia. State or Territory authorities should be consulted for local information on the occurrence of bluetongue virus and requirements for trade and certification, before taking any action on the basis of these zone boundaries. A list of contact officers and contact details are supplied in the Annual NAMP Report.
The Bluetongue Virus Interactive Zone Map has two zones: the BTV transmission zone and the BTV transmission-free zone. A buffer area is part of the BTV transmission zone. A property that has any part within the BTV transmission zone (includes any part within its buffer area) is not eligible for trade under a BTV transmission-free zone requirement.
Individual importing countries may have different requirements regarding bluetongue virus transmission zones. Nothing contained in this map will override these requirements.
Users may request that Animal Health Australia notifies them after changes have been made to the Zone Map (using the facility on the next page). Animal Health Australia will try to notify registered users on the same day that the Zone Map is changed. However, there may be reasons why Animal Health Australia is not able to do so, and users should regularly check the Zone Map to see whether it has been changed.