Swine Compensation Fund

Victoria's Swine Compensation Fund (SCF) is established under the Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 (the Act) and funded from duty collected on the sale of pigs or pig carcasses.

The duty paid is 2 cents ($0.02) for every $5 or part of $5 of the sale price for one pig or carcass sold singly, or the total amount of the sale price for any number of pigs or carcasses sold in one lot.

The maximum duty for any one pig or carcass (sold singly or as part of a lot) is 16 cents ($0.16)

Under Section 81(2) of the Act, the Minister for Agriculture can make payments from the SCF for the following:

  • administering the provisions of the Act relating to swine and;
  • projects for the benefit of the swine industry in Victoria.

These payments can only be made once the Minister for Agriculture has considered any relevant recommendations from the Swine Industry Projects Advisory Committee (SIPAC).

Swine Industry Projects Advisory Committee

Under Section 87(3) of the Act the SIPAC consists of a maximum 9 members appointed by the Minister for Agriculture.

The SIPAC currently consists of three members who represent the swine industry.

Current SIPAC members are:

  • Vacant (Chair)
  • Mr Tim Kingma – VFF nominee
  • Ms Cherie Collins – VFF nominee
  • Mr Rob Bayley – VFF nominee

Applications now open for SIPAC membership

On behalf of the Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Ros Spence MP, the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action are currently seeking expressions of interest for the position of chairperson and 2 members to the Swine Industry Projects Advisory Committee (SIPAC), for a term of up to 3 years.

Expressions of interest are now being sought for suitably qualified individuals to join the SIPAC.

For a comprehensive list of selection criteria and more information on the roles available and to apply please visit the SIPAC appointments advertisement website.

Applications close Midnight, 20 November 2023

Download the SIPAC member position description:

Apply for a grant

Applications are currently closed.

Applications for the 2022 Livestock Biosecurity Funds grant program were open between Thursday 27 October 2022 until 11.59 pm on Friday 23 December 2022.

Visit Livestock Biosecurity Funds grant program for the latest information.

Summary of SCF projects

For more information please contact LivestockBiosecurityFund@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 30 Oct 2023