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.
After entry into WA, livestock may be required to meet post-border inspection, treatment and testing requirements.
Service fees and charges exist for livestock inspections.
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.