Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs - Victoria


You are required to comply with this code if you are responsible for the care and management of pigs. This includes if you are a livestock agent. a transport operator, or 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, which includes:

  • 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 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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Pig Welfare Standards and Guidelines (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Livestock Management Act 2010 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Livestock Management Regulations 2011 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


Contact details

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Licensing Officer


Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416
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