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Pig keeping is an environmentally relevant activity under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008. If you keep more than 400 standard pig units you are required to obtain a development permit and environmental authority (EA). If you intend to keep 400 or less standard pig units, it is recommended that you contact your local council for any requirements they may have.

  • Tools
    Includes documents and information that can assist you in designing and managing your piggery.
  • Managing environmental impacts
    How to construct effluent ponds, manage and monitor odour impacts, manage and use effluent and sludge, and compost organic waste.
  • Operating a piggery
    Includes information about welfare considerations, building design, financial management, improving your herd, pig health and diseases, and feed and nutrition.

For more information, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 or via email at livestockregulator@daf.qld.gov.au