Code of Practice for Animal Boarding Establishments - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you operate, or intend to operate, an animal boarding establishment. Animal boarding establishments are premises where you take care of other people's domestic animals for a fee. For the purposes of this code, domestic animals are limited to:

  • Dogs;
  • Cats;
  • Puppies; and
  • Kittens.

The code sets out the operational requirements that animal boarding establishments must comply with, including:

  • Housing;
  • Hygiene;
  • Management;
  • Health care;
  • Diet;
  • Exercise;
  • Transport;
  • Disposal of animals; and
  • Processes for lost, injured or deceased animals.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Lyneham
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 132281
Fax: 02 62075956