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19 March 2014
New Hendra virus case confirmed in Bundaberg

An alert was distributed to the subscribers of HOSS immediately upon release.  Register today to make sure you get these alerts too.

Click here for more Hendra virus information.


to the Queensland Horse Council Inc.  

The role of the QHC is to support the long-term viability and health of the Queensland horse industry.  We strive to be effective in providing representation across the entire Queensland horse community and are respected by and influential with governments, the horse industry and the general community.

The Queensland Horse Council is a non-profit association, run BY Queensland’s horse industry FOR Queensland’s horse industry.  We are NOT a government organisation, we rely solely on memberships, sponsorships, grants and donations for our funding.

Please show your support for Queensland's Horse Industry by becoming a member.

Horse Owners Signal System (HOSS)

An important role of the Queensland Horse Council Inc is to act as a centre for collection and distribution of factual and balanced information for the horse community.  One of the critical tools we use for disseminating information is Horse Owners Signal System or HOSS for short.

HOSS is Queensland's own emergency contact database.

Register today to receive email notifications directly about such important issues as equine related disease alerts and other horse related issues affecting Queenslanders. 

Registering is simple and it's FREE!

Simply fill out the registration form at the top of this page to receive alerts about horse related issues that affect YOU.



Sponsor Spotlight

DRT Logistics have very generously sponsored the QHC Large Animal Rescue awareness course in Werribee Victoria by transporting our lifesize rescue training mannequin HOSS for us. 

2014 QHC Large Animal Rescue Roadshow

Did you know that surveys indicate that 83% of people admit they would risk their own lives to save their animals?

But a trapped horse can kill you!

The QHC Large Animal Rescue Roadshow initiative has been developed in order to educate horse owners, veterinarians, RSPCA inspectors, local government animal control rangers and emergency responders on safe large animal rescue techniques.

Would you like to:

  • LEARN what you should and should not do in an emergency

  • PREVENT your horse from being strangled, drowned, dropped or severely injured by unsafe rescue techniques

  • AVOID becoming a statistic.

If so, why not contact us to arrange a Large Animal Rescue Awareness education day in your area.  

Click here for more information on Large Animal Rescue, find out what we did in the 2013 QHC Large Animal Rescue Roadshow and email to register your interest in this years Roadshow.

Latest news

On 13 March 2014, the Biosecurity Bill received assent from the Governor and became the Biosecurity Act 2014 (the Act), paving the way for the Act to commence no later than 1 July 2016.
The proposed Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines - Exhibited Animals are now open for public consultation for a period of 60 days until 22 May 2014. 
Biosecurity Queensland is managing a new Hendra virus case in the Bundaberg area after positive test results were received late last night. Read more.....
March 2014 eQuiNEWS
On 31 January 2014, the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 was amended to include a compulsory code of practice for land transport of livestock.  Click here to find out more.
Happy New Year of the Horse! February 2014 eQuiNEWS.