Code of Practice for the Sale of Animals in the Australian Capital Territory (Other than Stock and Commercial Scale Poultry) - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to comply with this code if you are involved with buying or selling animals in the Australian Capital Territory that are not:

  • Commercial scale poultry sales; or
  • Stock animals.

The code sets out the minimum standards for the treatment and welfare of animals when offered for sale. You will also be required to comply with this code if you operate, or intend to operate, a slaughtering or meat processing facility. The code provides the mandatory operational requirements for:

  • Abattoirs;
  • Slaughter-houses; and
  • Knackeries.

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.

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
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 132281
Fax: 02 62075956