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

Description

This code outlines the basic requirements for the welfare poultry in farming. It provides guidance for managers, stockmen and others on a range of requirements for the welfare of poultry including:
  • food and water
  • shelters and accommodation
  • management practices
  • protection from climate extremes and predators
  • health and well-being
  • transportation.

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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2008 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Biosecurity

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Officer

Biosecurity

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Australia
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416
Email: animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Website: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/animal-health-and-welfare/animal-welfare (Opens in new window)