Code of Practice for the Welfare of Amphibians in Captivity - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to comply with this code if you are involved, or intend to be involved, in collecting or caring for amphibians. Amphibians are cold-blooded vertebrates that typically live on land but breed in water (for example, frogs). The purpose of this code is to provide the minimum standards of care for keeping amphibians in captivity and to encourage the protection of wild populations from illegal harvesting and introduction of disease and genetic contamination.

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.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 ACT

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

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Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services

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