Animal Welfare Code of Practice No 8 - Animals in Pet Grooming Establishments - New South Wales


You must comply with this code if you intend to operate a pet grooming or bathing establishment.

The code sets a standard for the welfare of dogs and cats while they are the responsibility of a pet grooming establishment - that is, from the time of accepting control of the animal from the owner, during holding, and until return to the owner or person responsible for the animal.

The code details the responsibilities of managers and sets standards for animal housing, hygiene, transportation, etc.

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

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