Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals: Husbandry of Captive-Bred Emus - South Australia


You will need to comply with this Code if you farm emus. The Code applies to all forms of emu farming and management and to emu chicks, juveniles, yearlings and mature emus bred and / or reared in captivity.

The Code sets the minimum standards for the care and well-being of emus that must be met under law when farming emus, including with respect to:

  • housing, handling, and yard facilities
  • food, water, and equipment
  • hatchery management
  • protection from predators, hazards, disease and distress
  • humane slaughter.

Please consult the agency for more information and to check the level of compliance that may be required.

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 for Environment and Water

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Fauna Permit Unit

Department for Environment and Water

South Australia
Operating address: Ground Floor
81 - 95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1782
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8124 4972