Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals Used on Film Sets - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to produce a video recording for a commercial purpose that uses a live animal. This code provides general guidelines on the minimum standards of management and care of animals used in the production of films. The code applies to videos produced for:

  • Cinema;
  • Television;
  • Recreational or educational purposes; and
  • The internet.

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

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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