Animal Welfare Guidelines - Animals in Saleyards - Tasmania


You will need to comply with these guidelines if you intend to keep or sell animals in a public saleyard.

These guidelines set out the minimum animal welfare requirements for animals being sold or held in public saleyards. The intention of the guidelines is to:

  • set out the responsibilities of all persons concerned with this operation, including the saleyard operators, saleyard owners, vendors, livestock agents, livestock transport drivers, stockmen and saleyard attendants.
  • encourage suitable preparation and efficient, considerate treatment of animal so that stress is minimised at all stages of the saleyard operation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain 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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1993 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

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:

Enquiries, Animal Welfare

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 13 St Johns Avenue
Tasmania 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3263