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

Description

This code aims to ensure that animals used for scientific testing are treated in a humane, ethical and responsible manner by:

  • emphasising the responsibilities of investigators, teachers and institutions using animals
  • ensuring that the welfare of animals is always considered, and the use of animals is justified.

Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations. Proving that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge of cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.

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

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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Licensing Officer

Agriculture Victoria

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Victoria
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Australia
Phone: 13 61 86
Email: DAS@agriculture.vic.gov.au