Code of Practice for the Transport of Pigs in Western Australia - Western Australia

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you handle or transport pigs in Western Australia.

This code applies to owners, drivers and attendants of pigs. It outlines welfare requirements for the care and management of pigs, including activities such as

  • travel
  • rest periods,
  • pollution
  • transport design
  • helping you minimise stress and injury caused to pigs during transportation. 

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the 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.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Food
Animal Welfare
Livestock Compliance Unit

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 2002 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2003 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Department of Agriculture and Food
Animal Welfare
Livestock Compliance Unit

Operating address:
3 Baron-Hay Court
South Perth
Western Australia 6151
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 4
Bentley DC
Western Australia 6983


08 9363 4053

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