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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be needed.

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

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 22 81
Fax: 02 6207 5956