Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 - Queensland


The  Animal Care and Protection Act 2001:

  1. promotes the responsible care and use of animals.
  2. provides standards for the care and use of animals that
    1. achieve a reasonable balance between the welfare of animals and the interests of persons whose livelihoold is dependent on animals.
    2. allow for the effect of advancements in scientific knowledge about animal biology and changes in community expectations about practices involving animals.
  3. protects animals from unjustifiable, unnecesessary or unreasonable pain and cruelty.
  4. ensure the use of animals  for scientific purposes is accountable, open and responsible.

The Animal Care and Protection Regulation 2012 prescribes additional requirements for domestic fowl, pigs, transporting livestock and animals in circuses.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

A general advisory service on the welfare aspects of animal handling is available through the Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Program of Biosecurity Queensland.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Contact details

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

Customer Service Centre

Phone: 07 3404 6999
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre (Opens in new window)