Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals - Livestock at Slaughtering Establishments - Northern Territory


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to be responsible for the welfare of livestock in slaughter establishment. 

Good welfare of livestock in slaughter houses ensures that animals are subject to efficient, considerate treatment to minimise stress of that animal.

The code prescribes standards regarding stressful event including:

  • yarding and handling 
  • restricted access to food and water
  • unfamiliar surroundings, noises and water
  • exposure to unseasonal or extreme climatic conditions 
  • crowding or isolation of animals or inter-mixing strange animals
  • exposure to infectious diseases
  • unloading.

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.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Contact details

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Animal Welfare

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 3000
Darwin, Northern Territory
Phone: 1300 720 386