Code of Practice for the Welfare of Film Animals - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you use animals in a film or television. The code outlines the basic requirements for persons responsible for the welfare of animals used in the production of films for cinemas, television, recreational or educational purposes, including features, documentaries, serials, videos and advertising commercials. It also provides guidance for managers and others on minimum standards and a range of requirements for food and water, shelters and accommodation, management practices, health and well-being, equipment, transportation, handling, etc.

By complying with this code of practice you may be able to demonstrate that you have met your legal responsibilities. It may be a defence to a charge of animal cruelty that you have complied with this code of practice.

Please contact the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain 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 92174200

Fax:

03 92174416
animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Website:

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/animal-health-and-welfare/animal-welfare Opens in a new browser window

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