South Australian Code of Practice for the Husbandry of Captive Birds - South Australia


You will need to comply with this code if you care for, control or manage captive birds.

The purpose of the code is to reduce the unnecessary and unreasonable pain and suffering of captive birds.

The code sets out standards relating to:

  • food and water
  • housing, caging, and transport containers
  • health, disease, and stress.

The code does not apply to waterfowl, pigeons used for racing, pheasants or poultry used for the commercial production of meat or eggs.

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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.

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Department for Environment and Water

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