Tasmanian Equine Welfare Guidelines - Tasmania

Service summary

You may be required to comply with these guidelines if you own, care for, or work with horses in Tasmania. These guidelines outline some of the basic needs of horses to maintain their health and wellbeing, including:

  • the need for social interaction with other equines
  • ready access to food and water
  • freedom of movement to stand, stretch and lie down
  • regular exercise
  • accommodation which does not cause harm, and provides protection from the elements
  • regular hoof and dental care
  • regular parasite control measures
  • rapid identification and treatment of illness and injury
  • freedom from confusion and conflict in training.

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.

Other resources

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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