Code of practice for emu farming - Queensland


Scope of this legislative Instrument:

This code provides minimum standards and conditions for the conduct of persons involved in the farming of emus in Queensland and it is intended for all use by persons responsible for the welfare and husbandry of emus that are maintained in captivity for the purposes of closed-cycle captive breeding and the production of products such as meat, leather and oil.

The purpose of the code is to assist in:

  • the proper care and welfare of emus in captivity
  • the promotion of the understanding of the health and nutritional requirements of farm emus
  • the realisation by the general community of the need for the conservation of viable populations of emus in the wild
  • compliance with any legislative requirements of the State or the Commonwealth relating to emu farming.

To obtain information about how the code is implemented in this legislation contact the agency direct.

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.

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 1992 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006 QLD

Additional information

Section(s) of Act

174(a) Chief executive may, by gazette notice, approve or make codes of practice for -

  1. Protected areas; or
  2. Forest reserves under part 4A; or
  3. Protected wildlife

Regulation Section(s)

13 - Restriction on grant about where animals may be kept

88 - Way animal must be kept and used (commercial wildlife licence)

107 - Way animal must be kept and used (recreational wildlife licence)

215 - Way animal must be kept under a rehabilitiation permit

Schedule 1(5) Processed products made of or derived from particular protected emus

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Conservation and Sustainability Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Conservation and Sustainability Services

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)