Code of Practice for the Welfare of Cats - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this code if you operate a business that has direct involvement with domestic cats. The code provides requirements for the minimum standards of accommodation, management and care that are appropriate for a cat based on established experience and current scientific knowledge. The code also contains requirements regarding the:

  • desexing of a cat not intended to be used for breeding purposes
  • microchipping of cats
  • awareness of the impact of cats on native wildlife.

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

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