Animal Welfare Code of Practice No 1 - Companion Animal Transport Agencies - New South Wales


You must comply with this code if you intend to transport dogs, cats and other companion animals.

The code applies to the welfare of these animals from the time of collection, during holding and including any overnight stays, in transit and until delivery at the final destination or point of embarkation. It outlines the responsibilities of transport agencies and sets out standards for vehicles, health care, overnight stays, hygiene, management and transport.

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

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulation 2012 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Contact details

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