You will be required to comply with this code if you own, handle or keep amphibians in an aquarium. This code outlines the minimum standards of care for keeping amphibians in captivity, whether for personal use or commercial breeding, display, bartering, exchange or sale.
The code covers care and responsible ownership issues such as housing, environment, food and nutrition, health care, cleaning, transport, breeding and licensing. An amphibian is described as an exothermic (cold-blooded) vertebrate animal typically living on land but breeding in water, such as frogs and axolotls.
By complying with this code of practice you may be able to demonstrate that you have met your legal responsibilities. It may be a defence to a charge of animal cruelty against an amphibian that you have complied with this code of practice.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.