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


You will need 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, appropriate and sufficient food and water
  • adequate shelter to protect from climatic extremes
  • opportunity to display appropriate patterns of behaviour
  • physical handling in a manner which minimises the likelihood of unreasonable or unnecessary pain or distress
  • protection from and / or rapid diagnosis and correct treatment of injury or disease
  • freedom for necessary movement including to stand, stretch and lie down
  • visual and social contact with other pigs.

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 Natural Resources and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

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