Tasmanian Equine Welfare Guidelines - Tasmania


You may be required to comply with these guidelines if you own, care for, or work with horses in Tasmania. These guidelines outline some of the basic needs of horses to maintain their health and wellbeing, including:

  • the need for social interaction with other equines
  • ready access to food and water
  • freedom of movement to stand, stretch and lie down
  • regular exercise
  • accommodation which does not cause harm, and provides protection from the elements
  • regular hoof and dental care
  • regular parasite control measures
  • rapid identification and treatment of illness and injury
  • freedom from confusion and conflict in training.

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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1993 TAS

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Animal Health and Welfare

Contact details

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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
Email: AnimalWelfare.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au