About the Australian Q Fever Register

The Australian Q Fever Register was established in 2002 by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to assist users to determine the Q Fever immune status of an individual, to prevent unnecessary testing, and to minimise the risk of exposing susceptible individuals to the organism in the workplace.

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) took over ownership and management of the Q Fever Register from MLA in 2013

Authorised Users (primarily meat processors and medical practitioners) can check an individual’s Q Fever immune status, as well as submit screening test and vaccination details of individuals to the Register. The Register data is stored on a 'live' database linked to the Internet to allow users to access up-to-date information.

The Australian Q Fever Register is the first non-statutory health register to be established in Australia. Because of the personal nature of the information held, the Register adheres to the strictest privacy guidelines to ensure the security and privacy of personal information. The database and website are highly secure, with all data being encrypted during transmission. User registration procedures, password access, internal quality assurance procedures and data auditing facilities all combine to ensure the best possible data quality and protection of personal information. The Register Privacy Policy describes rules and procedures governing the collection and use of personal information.

The Register is owned and funded by the AMPC and is currently managed by AUS-MEAT Limited www.ausmeat.com.au on behalf of the industry.

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