Moving pigs into and within NSW


This document applies to all commercial and pet pigs.

Brucellosis is a bacterial infection. Brucella suis are the bacteria that cause brucellosis in pigs, and occasionally in humans.

Brucella suis has been found in the northern parts of Australia, but NSW is currently considered free.

Therefore the movement of pigs from:

  • Queensland,
  • Western Australia north of the Tropic of Capricorn, or
  • Northern Territory north of the Tropic of Capricorn

into any part of NSW is not permitted unless the pigs are moving from a herd not known to be infected with Brucella suis, and one of the following applies:

  • the pigs are being sent directly to an abattoir for slaughter within 7 days
  • the pigs have been tested for Brucella suis in the last 30 days with negative results
  • the pigs are from an accredited brucellosis free herd

All of the above pig movements must be accompanied by a completed health certificate for the introduction of pigs into NSW from Queensland, Western Australia or Northern Territory.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Moving pigs into NSW
  • Moving pigs within NSW
  • PigPass NVD
  • Branding
  • NLIS accredited ear tags
  • PigPass database
  • Feral pigs
  • Sick pigs
  • Animal welfare
  • Keeping pigs in NSW


Primefact 953 Third Edition

Published: May 2018