Code of Practice for the Conduct of Rodeos in Western Australia - Western Australia

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to handle or use livestock at a rodeo in Western Australia. This code outlines minimum standards for the welfare of animals used in rodeos. Topics covered by the code include:

  • Responsibilities of rodeo personnel
  • Rules for the care of livestock
  • Equipment requirements and specifications
  • Stock selection and use
  • Arena selection and use
  • Requirements specific to particular rodeo events.

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 Agriculture and Food
Animal Welfare

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 2002 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2003 (Western Australia)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Agriculture and Food
Animal Welfare


Operating address:
3 Baron-Hay Court
South Perth
Western Australia 6151
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 4
Bentley DC
Western Australia 6983

Phone:

08 93634053
animal.welfare@agric.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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