Code of Practice for the Husbandry of Captive Emus - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to own and handle emus. The code outlines the basic requirements for the welfare and husbandry of emus that have been bred or reared in captivity. It provides guidance for managers and others on minimum standards and a range of requirements. These requirements include:

  • food and water
  • shelter and accommodation
  • management practices
  • health and well-being
  • equipment
  • protection from hazards.

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 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

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