Code of Practice for the Public Display and Exhibition of Animals - Victoria

Description

This code is intended to provide guidance to the operation of any zoo, wildlife park, travelling animal exhibition or circus. The code provides minimum standards for the maintenance of health and for the husbandry, housing, display and disposal of wildlife and exotic animals held in confinement.

Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. It provides guidance on how to meet your legal obligations to treat animals humanely.

However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations. Providing that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.

Please contact 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 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

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2008 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Biosecurity

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Officer

Biosecurity

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Australia
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416
Email: animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Website: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/animal-health-and-welfare/animal-welfare (Opens in new window)