Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines - Land Transport of Livestock - Tasmania

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you are involved during any step of the process of transporting livestock by road, rail or by livestock transport vehicle aboard a ship.

The standard applies to all the major commercial livestock industries in Australia, including:

  • alpacas
  • buffalo
  • camels
  • cattle
  • deer
  • emu
  • goats
  • horses
  • ostrich
  • pigs
  • poultry (meat chickens, layers, turkeys, ducks, geese, pheasants, guinea fowl, partridge, quail and pigeons)
  • sheep.

This standard applies to all those responsible for the care and management of livestock during transport, including:

  • drivers
  • transport companies
  • owners
  • agents
  • livestock handlers at farming enterprises, depots, saleyards, feedlots and livestock-processing plants.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Animal Health and Welfare

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1993 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (Land Transport of Livestock) Regulations 2013 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Animal Welfare
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Animal Health and Welfare

Operating address:
13 St Johns Avenue
Tasmania 7008
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6165 3263

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