Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals - Pigs - Tasmania

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to keep pigs. This code sets out the minimum floor area that a pig can be kept in.

This code also sets out the minimum requirements for the welfare of pigs, including those kept under intensive and extensive conditions. It is intended as a guide for those responsible for the welfare and husbandry of pigs.

The basic needs of pigs include, but are not limited to:

  • readily accessible food and water to maintain health and vigour
  • freedom of movement to stand, stretch and lie down
  • light during the daylight hours
  • visual contact with other pigs
  • protection from and / or rapid diagnosis and correct treatment of injury or disease.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Animal Health and Welfare

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1993 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (Pigs) Regulations 2013 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Animal Welfare
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Animal Health and Welfare

Operating address:
13 St Johns Avenue
Tasmania 7008
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6165 3263

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