Documentation for importing pigs into Western Australia

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All pigs being moved into Western Australia must meet published import requirements and be accompanied by the relevant documentation.

A completed health certificate for movement of pigs into WA (form LB1) must accompany the animals into WA. Additional documents may be used to certify the health status and/or origin of these animals and may give exemption from certain requirements.

Completed documents must be emailed, faxed or sent to the point of entry prior to movement. The original signed documents must travel with stock at all times.

Import requirements

For further information about import requirements for moving pigs into WA, see the webpages Importing pigs into WA and the Health certificate for movement of pigs to Western Australia (form LB1)

Health certificate for movement of pigs into WA — form LB1

The Health certificate for movement of pigs to Western Australia (form LB1) contains all entry requirements for pigs entering WA and is used to certify that the pigs meet these requirements. It must accompany each consignment of pigs en route into WA.

Notification of the proposed import must be made by emailing  the completed LB1 document to the point of entry a minimum of three working days prior to arrival.

Importing livestock from overseas

Livestock imported from overseas must meet WA requirements as well as those of the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.

Stock identification and intrastate movement requirements

Stock 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 stock 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 stock 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.

Contacts for livestock imports

For queries regarding import of livestock into WA, see Contacts for livestock imports.

Contact information

Quarantine WA Livestock Imports