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


You will need to comply with this code if you use or look after dogs in your business operations. The code provides guidelines for the welfare of dogs, including:

  • minimum standards of accommodation
  • management and care
  • appropriate and adequate food, water, shelter and exercise.

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

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