Code of Practice for the Care and Management of Animals in Pet Shops - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a pet store. The code sets standards for the care and management of all animals for sale and applies to companion animals, produce animals or food animals. The code does not cover animals for sale that are specified in the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals at Saleyards. The standard contains numerous requirements, including those regarding the:

  • Provision of accommodation and equipment to suit the physical and behavioural requirements of the animals;
  • Protection from natural or artificial environmental conditions and humans;
  • Amount of required space for the animal to exercise;
  • Appropriate amounts of water and food for the animal's sustained good health;
  • Protection from injury, disease, and distress; and
  • Level of maintenance required to ensure hygienic conditions are maintained.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 ACT

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

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.

Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Lyneham
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 132281
Fax: 02 62075956