Code of Practice for the Housing of Caged Birds - Victoria

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to keep caged birds. Caged birds refer to all indigenous and exotic birds that may legally be kept in a state of captivity.This code applies to both personal and commercial breeding, display, and sale of caged birds.

You have a legal responsibility to care for animals under your control. This code outlines the basic requirements for persons responsible for the welfare of caged birds and provides guidance for managers and others on minimum standards and a range of requirements for food and water, cages, management practices, health and well-being, bird identification, and ventilation.

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

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 cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.

Please contact the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain 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

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 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)