Pigs require an approved tattoo/eartag identifying property in state/territory of origin. They must also be accompanied by a completed Pig Pass National Vendor Declaration (NVD).
All pigs must be free of Notifiable diseases. Diseased pigs may only enter Victoria under licence, usually only direct for slaughter at an abattoir. In some limited circumstances a licence to introduce the animals to another Victorian property may be granted. Licences are issued by the Animal Biosecurity and Welfare, DEDJTR Bendigo.
Pigs being introduced into Victoria from north of the Tropic of Capricorn in Queensland and Western Australia, and from all of the Northern Territory require completion of the following form –
The above form includes requirements for swine brucellosis (see below).
In addition to the above, see below for conditions related to specific diseases.
Pigs being introduced into Victoria from north of the Tropic of Capricorn in Queensland and Western Australia, and from all of the Northern Territory require assurance as to their negative swine brucellosis status, as outlined in the above form, provided by them being –
- from accredited free herds or
- blood tested negative within 30 days before entry – Complement Fixation Test, Serum Agglutination Test or Rose Bengal Test