Code of Accepted Farming Practice for the Welfare of Goats - Victoria


You may be required to comply this code if you intend to farm goats. This code outlines the basic requirements for persons responsible for the welfare and husbandry of goats.

It provides guidance for managers and stock workers on a range of requirements for food and water, shelters and accommodation, protection from climatic extremes and predators, handling facilities, management practices, and identification.

Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. It provides guidance on how to meet your legal obligations to treat animals humanely.

Please consult the responsible agency 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 can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

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Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


Contact details

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Licensing Officer


Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416