Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines - Land Transport of Livestock - Tasmania


You may be required to comply with this standard if you are involved during any step of the process of transporting livestock by road, rail or by livestock transport vehicle aboard a ship.

The standard applies to all the major commercial livestock industries in Australia, including:

  • alpacas
  • buffalo
  • camels
  • cattle
  • deer
  • emu
  • goats
  • horses
  • ostrich
  • pigs
  • poultry (meat chickens, layers, turkeys, ducks, geese, pheasants, guinea fowl, partridge, quail and pigeons)
  • sheep.

This standard applies to all those responsible for the care and management of livestock during transport, including:

  • drivers
  • transport companies
  • owners
  • agents
  • livestock handlers at farming enterprises, depots, saleyards, feedlots and livestock-processing plants.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1993 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (Land Transport of Livestock) Regulations 2013 TAS

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.

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