You may be required to comply with this code if you are responsible for the welfare and management of emus. The emu code outlines the basic welfare needs of emus, and emphasises the importance of skills and attitudes of managers and stock people in achieving good animal welfare outcomes.
The code is not a comprehensive manual on how to care for emus, and does not provide detailed information such as diets or animal health regimes.
Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations. Proving that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge of cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.