Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals - Cattle - Tasmania

Service summary

You are required to comply with this code if you intend to keep or raise cattle. This code is intended as a guide for those responsible for the welfare and husbandry of cattle with the aim of achieving humane husbandry throughout all types of cattle enterprises.

The basic requirements for the welfare of cattle include but are not limited to:

  • Water, food and air to sustain health and vitality;
  • Social contact with other animals;
  • Protection from predation;
  • Protection from disease; and
  • Protection from unnecessary, unreasonable or unjustifiable pain, suffering and injury.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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)

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
Newtown
Tasmania 7008
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

03 6165 3263
AnimalWelfare.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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