Code of Practice for the Private Keeping of Cats - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this code if you keep cats for personal companionship or if you operate a domestic animal business such as a pound or breeding or boarding facility for commercial breeding, display, bartering, exchange or sale.

The code outlines the minimum standards of accommodation, management and care appropriate to the physical and behavioural requirements of cats. It aims to promote better cat welfare by providing education and minimum standards for cat owners.

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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