Importing pigs into Western Australia

Page last updated: Wednesday, 9 March 2022 - 1:56pm

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Requirements under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 and the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013 apply when importing livestock from interstate and/or overseas into Western Australia to protect WA from pests and diseases.

Movement requirements for importing pigs into WA

Following the detection of Japanese encephalitis in other states/territories, DPIRD, in consultation with industry, suspended the import of live pigs and implemented new import conditions for movement of semen into WA to reduce the likelihood of introduction of Japanese encephalitis into WA

This amendment to import conditions is in effect from 7 March 2022.

The new import conditions are outlined within the LB1 Health Certificate for the movement of Porcine Semen into WA (Part 3). This must be read prior to completion of the LB1 Health Certificate for the movement of Porcine Semen into Western Australia (Part 1 and 2) form. These forms can be found on the webpage Forms for importing livestock into WA.

Livestock identification and intrastate movement requirements

Livestock entering WA are required to meet identification requirements and may be required to meet other intrastate movement conditions.

Post-border requirements

After entry into WA, livestock may be required to meet post-border inspection, treatment and testing requirements.

Inspection charges

Service fees and charges exist for livestock inspections.

Quarantine WA

Quarantine WA is responsible for checking all livestock imported into WA to ensure they meet the published import conditions.

Quarantine WA actively protects WA's agriculture, environment and lifestyle by conducting inspections for quarantine risk material at entry points for private travellers and commercial clients importing from interstate or overseas.

Exemptions to import requirements

If livestock do not meet the published import conditions, entry into WA may be allowed with an import permit. Import permits must be applied for and issued prior to stock movement. They cannot be issued at the border.

See import permit for an application form.


Contact information

Quarantine WA Livestock Imports