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 the following Anima​l Welfare Guidelines.

  Animal Welfare Guidelines - Transport of Livestock On ​Bass Strait   (746Kb)


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 f​​or form download) and a PigPass National Vendor Declaration (PigPass NVD) 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 Notifiable Animal 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.​

  Health Certificate for Importing Breeding or Store Pigs i​nto Tasmania   (137Kb)

​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:

  Health Certificate for Importing Breeding or Store Pigs into Tasmania   (137Kb)​

Pigs for Slaughter

The following conditions for the importation of slaughter pigs into Tasmania apply:
  • A completed Health Certificate for Slaughter Pi​gs Entering Tasmania and a PigP​ass NVD 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.

  Health Certificate for Slaughter Pigs Ent​ering Tasmania   (35Kb)

​​Racing and Performing Pigs

Importers of racing and performing pigs are required to hold a valid Special A​uthority which specifies the conditions of entry to Tasmania. This is a requirement even if the animals are only temporarily visiting the state. 

  Application for Special Authority to Import Animals, Animal Material, or Restric​ted Animal Material   (433Kb)

Contact

Animal Disease Enquiries
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777
Email: AnimalDisease.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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