Code of Practice for the Welfare of Poultry: Non-Commercial 2010 - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to keep poultry for non-commercial purposes. The purpose of this code is to address matters not properly addressed by other codes of practice that relate to the keeping of poultry, it includes requirements for:

  • Access to food and water;
  • Freedom to move;
  • Freedom to dust bath, perch and lay their eggs in a nest;
  • Socialise with other birds;
  • Adequate protection from the weather and predators; and
  • Prevention of disease and injury.

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