Animal Welfare Guidelines - Sheep - Tasmania


You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to graze sheep.

This standard sets out the minimum requirements for the welfare of sheep under extensive production (grazing) conditions. It is intended as a guide to be followed by those who handle and manage sheep.

The basic requirements for the welfare of grazing sheep include but are not limited to:

  • an adequate level of nutrition to sustain health and well-being at all times
  • access to sufficient water of suitable quality to meet physiological needs
  • protection from predation
  • protection from unnecessary pain and injury
  • protection from and treatment of diseases, particularly those that are exacerbated by domestication and management.

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 Health 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 Health and Welfare

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 13 St Johns Avenue
Tasmania 7008
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3263