Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs - Victoria

Service summary

You are required to comply with this code if you are responsible for the care and management of pigs. You have this responsibility if you are either:

  • a livestock agent
  • a transport operator
  • working on or operating a farm, depot, sale yard, feedlot or processing plant.

This code provides standards on a range of requirements for the welfare of pigs. These include:

  • food and water
  • shelters and accommodation
  • protection from climatic extremes and predators
  • handling facilities
  • management practices
  • identification
  • transportation.

Please contact the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain level of compliance (if any) 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.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Act(s) name

Livestock Management Act 2010 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Livestock Management Regulations 2011 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address:
475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address:
PO Box 2500


03 9217 4200


03 9217 4416


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