National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes - Australian Government


You must comply with this code to commercially harvest kangaroos and wallabies under an approved state management plan.

New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania have approved state management plans for the commercial harvesting of kangaroos and wallabies.

This code sets criteria for the humane shooting of kangaroos and wallabies for commercial purposes, specifies the most appropriate euthanasia methods for pouch young and provides guidelines for minimising the negative welfare impacts on young-at-foot. The code (and its associated standard operating procedures) provides direction and guidance for kangaroo harvesters.

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

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Environment Protection

Biodiversity Conservation

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Biodiversity Conservation

Environment Protection

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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Phone: 02 6274 1111