Moving pigs into Victoria
Pigs entering Victoria must:
- have an approved tattoo or ear tag identifying the property in the state or territory of origin
- be accompanied by a completed PigPass National Vendor Declaration (NVD)
Health requirements for imported pigs
All livestock brought into Victoria must be free of notifiable diseases.
Livestock with other diseases can only enter Victoria under a licence, usually only direct for slaughter at an abattoir. In some situations, we might issue a licence to introduce the animals to another Victorian property.
- Application and licence to introduce diseased livestock into Victoria for immediate slaughter (WORD - 112.2 KB)
- Application and licence to introduce diseased livestock into Victoria to an approved property (WORD - 112.1 KB)
These licences are issued by the the Chief Veterinary Officer Unit at Agriculture Victoria.
Importing pigs from northern Australia
Pigs introduced into Victoria from north of the Tropic of Capricorn in Queensland and Western Australia, or from anywhere in the Northern Territory must complete the form Introduction of pigs into Victoria from the NT, or any area north of the Tropic of Capricorn in WA or Qld (WORD - 120.8 KB)
This form includes assurance that the pigs are free of swine brucellosis. To provide this, the pigs must either:
- come from accredited free herds, or
- be blood tested negative within 30 days before entry (Complement Fixation Test, Serum Agglutination Test or Rose Bengal Test)