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.

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

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2013 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

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