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 persons responsible 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.

Please consult 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 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

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
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