African swine fever

ASF is an exotic, highly contagious viral disease affecting both domesticated and wild pigs. It spreads rapidly through contact with infected animals or contact with contaminated pens, trucks, clothing or feed. Pigs can also remain carriers for the disease for quite some time.

Australia is currently free of ASF. However, if ASF was to enter Australia, it could severely damage our pig meat and associated industries and have devastating consequences for our 2,700 pork producers and 34,000 people working in the industry.

If you see anything unusual in your pigs (no matter how insignificant it may seem) or if you have a number of sudden deaths in your herd, you should report it immediately to the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.

What’s the current situation?

Where can I find more information?

How can you reduce the risk?

Resources for producers


Resources for veterinarians