Code of Practice for the Tethering of Animals - Victoria

Service summary

You may comply with this code if you intend to tether animals. Tethering is defined as the securing of an animal to an anchor point to confine it to a desired area. This code provides guidance on how to tether animals correctly when circumstances make it a necessary method of confining and protecting animals.

Compliance with the code will enable you to demonstrate that you have met your legal responsibilities. It may be used as a defence against a charge of animal cruelty.

Please consult the responsible agency 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 Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Biosecurity

Act(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Officer
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Biosecurity


Operating address:
475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address:
PO BOX 2500
Bendigo, Victoria 3554

Phone:

03 9217 4200

Fax:

03 9217 4416
animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au

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