Code of Practice for the Welfare of Farmed Deer - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to manage and farm deer. The code is intended as a guide for persons responsible for the welfare and husbandry of farmed deer and includes requirements regarding the:

  • provision of enough food and water to sustain good health
  • protection from extremes of climate
  • protection from predators
  • provision of appropriate management to establish a herd social hierarchy
  • protection from disease, injury and pain.

This code should be read together with other endorsed codes of practice for animal welfare.

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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