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


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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1993 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (Pigs) Regulations 2013 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Animal Welfare

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 13 St Johns Avenue
Tasmania 7008
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3263