Animal Welfare Guidelines - Deer - Tasmania


This code outlines the basic requirements for persons responsible for the welfare and husbandry of deer. It provides guidance on a range of requirements for the welfare of deer, including:

  • duty of care
  • food and water
  • drought
  • protection from climate extremes and predators
  • protection from disease and injury
  • accommodation and handling
  • management practices
  • transportation
  • humane destruction.

Compliance with this code is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations.

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 Natural Resources and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Contact details

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