Pig feed: what you can and can’t feed pigs (swill)

Page last updated: Wednesday, 5 August 2020 - 4:12pm

Help protect Australia's pigs and other livestock

To protect Australia's pigs and other livestock, you are asked to report any suspicious feeding practices to your local Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) vet or livestock biosecurity officer - see the webpage Livestock Biosecurity contacts for your nearest office.

Also report unusual signs of ill-health or unexplained deaths in your livestock to your local vet, local DPIRD vet or the Emergency Animal Disease hotline 1800 675 888.


The requirements outlined on this webpage are prescribed in the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Agriculture Standards) Regulations 2013. Copies of the regulations are available from the Parliamentary Counsel's Office website.

Under the regulations, people may be prosecuted and fined up to $5000 for:

  • feeding prohibited pig feed to pigs
  • allowing pigs to access prohibited pig feed
  • collecting and storing prohibited pig feed for feeding to pigs
  • supplying prohibited pig feed for feeding to pigs.

Posters promoting correct pig feedIt is illegal to feed prohibited pig feed - swill - to pigs

You can download factsheets with information about correct pig feed from the documents link on this webpage.

Translated versions are also available in Chinese, Vietnamese and Italian.

If you would like print copies of the posters to display or distribute, please email livestockbiosecurity@dpird.wa.gov.au and state the quantity.

Contact information

Livestock Biosecurity