Regulations for Keeping Pigs

Generally, pigs (swine) must not be kept (and swine’s dung must not be deposited) within 60 metres of a dwelling, shop, office, factory, church or other place of public worship, workshop, school or public place in a city, town, village or other urban part of an area.

The Local Government standards and regulations for the keeping of pigs are available to view online:

Local Government (General) Regulations Schedule 2, Part 5, Division 1, Sections 17 and 18

Pigs as Pets

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has published a pigs as pets fact sheet.

Topics include:

  • Considerations before purchasing
  • Regulations
  • Prohibited pig feed regulations
  • Feeding
  • Housing 
  • Diseases

Pigs as Pets Fact Sheet