Code of Practice for the Operation of Boarding Establishments - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this code if you own, operate or work at an animal boarding establishment. A boarding establishment cares for cats and dogs for their owners while they are away from home. All boarding establishments must be registered as a Domestic Animal Business with the local council.

This code specifies the minimum standards of accommodation, management and care which are appropriate to the physical and behavioural needs of dogs and cats housed in boarding establishments.

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.

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

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