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Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to use animals for scientific purposes or procedures. This code encompasses all aspects of the care and use of, or interaction with, animals for scientific purposes in:

  • medicine
  • biology
  • agriculture
  • veterinary and other animal sciences
  • industry
  • teaching.

It includes their use in research, teaching, field trials, product testing, diagnosis, the production of biological products and environmental studies.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

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