Pigs

Pigs known to be in their final trimester of pregnancy, or showing signs of advanced pregnancy, should not be transported. Animal welfare requirements for the transport of livestock across Bass Strait are outlined in Animal Welfare Guidelines - Transport of Livestock Across Bass Strait (PDF).


Store and Breeding Pigs from Northern Australia

The following conditions apply to pigs from Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
  • A completed Health Certificate for Pigs (Store and Breeding) Entering Tasmania (see below for form download) and Pig Pass must accompany the pigs.
  • The pigs must be inspected by the owner or person in charge within 7 days prior to movement to Tasmania, and be found free of signs of disease.
  • The herd of origin must not be under any animal movement restrictions.
  • The pigs must not be known or suspected of being infected with, nor been exposed to any List A or List B Disease within the last 30 days.
  • The pigs must be;
    1. from a herd accredited as free from Brucella suis according to a scheme approved by the Chief Veterinary Officer of the exporting state or Territory; or
    2. from a herd in which all boars and breeding sows have been tested negative for Brucella suis by the Complement Fixation Test or Rose Bengal Test with negative results within 30 days of departure for Tasmania; or
    3. tested for Brucella suis by the Complement Fixation Test or Rose Bengal Test with negative results within 30 days of departure for Tasmania;
  • A person authorised by the Chief Veterinary Officer of the exporting State or Territory must certify within 7 days of export that to the best of their knowledge, all the above conditions have been met.

Download:


  Health Certificate for Breeding and Store Pigs entering Tasmania   (193Kb)

Store and Breeding Pigs from Southern Australia

The following conditions apply to store and breeding pigs which have never been in Queensland, Northern Territory or Western Australia north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
  • A completed Health Certificate for Pigs (Store and Breeding) Entering Tasmania and Pig Pass must accompany the pigs.
  • The pigs must have never been in Queensland, Northern Territory, or Western Australia north of the Tropic of Capricorn; and
  • The pigs must be inspected by the owner or person in charge within 7 days prior to movement to Tasmania, and be found free of signs of disease.
  • The herd of origin must not be under any animal movement restrictions.
  • The pigs must not be known or suspected of being infected with, or been exposed to any List A or List B Disease within the last 30 days.
  • A person authorised by the Chief Veterinary Officer of the exporting state or territory must certify within 7 days of export that to the best of their knowledge, all the above conditions have been met.

Download:


  Health Certificate for Breeding and Store Pigs entering Tasmania   (193Kb)

Pigs for Slaughter

The following conditions for the importation of slaughter pigs into Tasmania apply:
  • A completed Health Certificate for Slaughter Pigs Entering Tasmania and Pig Pass must accompany the pigs.
  • The pigs must be inspected by the owner or person in charge within 7 days prior to movement to Tasmania and must be fit to travel and free from signs of disease.
  • The owner/person in charge of the pigs must declare that they are consigned for immediate slaughter at a specified abattoir.
  • The pigs must be held at the specified abattoir and slaughtered within 7 days of arriving in Tasmania.

Download:


  Health Certificate for Slaughter Pigs and Slaughter Sheep entering Tasmania   (35Kb) 

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