Code of Practice for the Operation of Pet Shops - Victoria


You must comply with this code if you operate or work in a pet shop. A pet shop is a shop situated in a permanent location, where a pet animal is offered for sale. The following animals are commonly offered for sale at a pet shop:

  • dog
  • cat
  • rabbit
  • guinea pig
  • mouse
  • reptile.

The code specifies the minimum standards of accommodation, management and care that are appropriate to the welfare, physical and behavioural needs of pet animals held for sale.

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

Domestic Animals Act 1994 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

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