Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes - Tasmania


You will need to comply with this code if you hold an animal research licence and intend to conduct research or teaching that involves animals. This code covers all aspects of the responsibilities, care and use of, or interaction with animals for scientific purposes in the fields of:

  • medicine
  • biology
  • agriculture
  • veterinary
  • other animal sciences, industry and teaching.

The code covers the use of all non-human vertebrates and higher-order vertebrates in:

  • research
  • teaching
  • field trials
  • product testing
  • diagnosis
  • production of biological products
  • environmental studies.

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.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1993 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2013 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:

Inspector, Animal Research

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 13 St Johns Avenue
New Town
Tasmania 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3258